Kevin Carreno, International Assets Advisory General Counsel, Elected to FINRA Board of Governors

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25 Year Legal Veteran To Serve Three Year FINRA Board of Governors Term, Effective Immediately

“Kevin has significant experience in the complexities of global and domestic financial laws and risk management” says Ed Cofrancesco, CEO of International Assets Advisory. “He will make a meaningful contribution to the FINRA Board of Governors."

International Assets Advisory (Member FINRA/SIPC), announced that General Counsel & Principal, Kevin Carreno, will be serving on the FINRA Board of Governors following a vote at the 2012 Annual FINRA Meeting in Washington, DC last month. Mr. Carreno joins Seth Waugh, CEO of Deutsche Bank Americas, and W. Dennis Ferguson, Director of Clearing at Sterne, Agee & Leach as newly elected additions to the 22-person Board.

Kevin Carreno, a member of the Colorado and Florida Bar Associations, joined International Assets Advisory in March 2012 as General Counsel and Principal of the Orlando-Headquartered financial firm. Mr. Carreno has practiced financial law for more than 25 years representing individuals and firms in FINRA enforcement proceedings, examinations and investigations. Mr. Carreno has served on the Board of the Florida Securities Dealers Association and as a member of the State Legislation and Regulation Committee of the Securities Industry Association. Mr. Carreno is an Engineering graduate of the United States Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs and was commissioned as a Second Lieutenant in the U.S. Air Force after graduating from the Academy. He served on active duty for five years and 18 years in the AF Reserve before retiring as a Lieutenant Colonel.

“Kevin has significant experience in the complexities of global and domestic financial laws and risk management” says Ed Cofrancesco, CEO of International Assets Advisory. “He has a deep understanding of our industry, our business model and deftly navigating risk in the securities industry. Kevin is well positioned to help take International Assets Advisory and its affiliated companies to the next level, and will certainly make a meaningful contribution to the FINRA Board of Governors.”

International Assets Advisory has been getting national attention recently following a series of high-profile strategic business alliances led by CEO Ed Cofrancesco, formerly a key Operations & International Trading executive with Raymond James.

Founded in 1982, International Assets Advisory, LLC is a rapidly growing brokerage, investment advisory and money management firm based in Orlando, Florida. IAA is a pioneer in bringing global access and expertise to portfolio management, retirement planning, estate planning, and investment advisory services. Fee-based accounts are offered through an affiliated Registered Investment Advisor (RIA) firm, International Assets Investment Management, LLC. The firm leverages its relationship with NFS Clearing, A Fidelity Company, to provide Financial Consultants and customers with flexibility and stability. For more information, please visit

FINRA, the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, is the largest independent regulator for all securities firms doing business in the United States. FINRA is dedicated to investor protection and market integrity through effective and efficient regulation and complementary compliance and technology-based services. FINRA touches virtually every aspect of the securities business – from registering and educating all industry participants to examining securities firms, writing rules, enforcing those rules and the federal securities laws, informing and educating the investing public, providing trade reporting and other industry utilities, and administering the largest dispute resolution forum for investors and firms. For more information, please visit

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