Barbara RoperDirector of Investor Protection at Consumer Federation of America
Barbara Roper is director of investor protection for the Consumer Federation of America, a nonprofit consumer advocacy organization. A leading consumer spokesperson on investor protection issues, she has conducted numerous studies, testified before Congress, and supported federal and state legislative and regulatory initiatives on a broad range of investor protection issues. A primary focus of Roper’s work has been strengthening protections that apply when investors rely on financial professionals for investment recommendations and advice. She is a member of the SEC’s Investor Advisory Committee, FINRA’s Investor Issues Group and the CFP Board’s Public Policy Council. Roper is the 2018 recipient of an Investor Champion Award from the North American Securities Administrators Association, the 2017 recipient of the Frankel Fiduciary Prize, and was named one of 40 Money Heroes by Money Magazine in 2012.