Central Registration Depository (CRD)

AAA

DEFINITION of 'Central Registration Depository (CRD)'

A database used by the National Association Of Securities Dealers and the North American Securities Administrators Association to store and maintain information on registered securities and broker firms. The Central Registration Depository can be used like a background check on brokers, showing any complaints that may have been filed against them.

INVESTOPEDIA EXPLAINS 'Central Registration Depository (CRD)'

The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) BrokerCheck program, which provides background information on brokers and firms to potential investors, uses the information gathered in the CRD to create and update their site. You can get this information from your state securities regulator or from FINRA.

RELATED TERMS
  1. FINRA BrokerCheck

    An information vehicle containing statistics on both past and ...
  2. National Association Of Securities ...

    The NASD was a self-regulatory organization of the securities ...
  3. Securities And Exchange Commission ...

    A government commission created by Congress to regulate the securities ...
  4. Broker

    1. An individual or firm that charges a fee or commission for ...
  5. North American Securities Administrators ...

    A voluntary organization, established in 1919, of securities ...
  6. Financial Industry Regulatory Authority ...

    A regulatory body created after the merger of the National Association ...
Related Articles
  1. The Dirt On Delisted Stocks
    Investing Basics

    The Dirt On Delisted Stocks

  2. Get A Job In Compliance
    Professionals

    Get A Job In Compliance

  3. Investigating The Securities Police
    Professionals

    Investigating The Securities Police

  4. Fee-Based Brokerage: Will They Work ...
    Investing

    Fee-Based Brokerage: Will They Work ...

comments powered by Disqus
Hot Definitions
  1. Passive ETF

    One of two types of exchange-traded funds (ETFs) available for investors. Passive ETFs are index funds that track a specific ...
  2. Walras' Law

    An economics law that suggests that the existence of excess supply in one market must be matched by excess demand in another ...
  3. Market Segmentation

    A marketing term referring to the aggregating of prospective buyers into groups (segments) that have common needs and will ...
  4. Effective Annual Interest Rate

    An investment's annual rate of interest when compounding occurs more often than once a year. Calculated as the following: ...
  5. Debit Spread

    Two options with different market prices that an investor trades on the same underlying security. The higher priced option ...
  6. Odious Debt

    Money borrowed by one country from another country and then misappropriated by national rulers. A nation's debt becomes odious ...
Trading Center