The Oregon Department of Consumer and Business Services (DCBS) and its Division of Financial Regulation (DFR) announced that TK Keen, who has been serving as the acting administrator of DFR, has been officially appointed administrator of the division. According to DCBS and DFR, Mr. Keen has been a deputy administrator with DFR since 2015.
DFR is responsible for licensing and regulating certain investments professionals and investments in Oregon. DFR also licenses and regulates other industries in the state, including check cashing businesses and pawnbrokers.
DFR has resources for investors and retirees to learn about investing and to report investment and consumer fraud. DFR also provides easy access to check whether an investment advisor, stockbrocker, or other investment professional is licensed.