FEND Memberships and Affiliations



The IARFC is dedicated to educate, support, and advance the professionalism of the financial advisors who are helping the public to spend, save, invest, insure, and plan for the future.

RFC® – Registered Financial Consultant is a professional designation awarded by the IARFC to those financial advisors who meet high standards of education, experience and integrity. Membership is based upon experience and years in the securities industry and 40 hours of personal financial planning is required annually. Mason Alan Dinehart III has been a member for over 30 years.

 FINRA Board of Arbitrators

FINRA Arbitrators are selected for Securities Arbitration cases randomly through a neutral list selection system. They are not employees of FINRA but are classified as either public or industry arbitrators. Mason Alan Dinehart III has been a FINRA Arbitrator since 1999 and has 4 awards credited to him.


AAII provides the education and guidance needed to build and manage investment wealth. Stocks, etfs, mutual funds, and bonds are covered. Mason Alan Dinehart III has been a member for over 30 years and uses this resource for research purposes.


Organized in 1919, the North American Securities Administrators Association (NASAA) is the oldest international organization devoted to investor protection. NASAA is a voluntary association whose membership consists of 67 state, provincial, and territorial securities administrators in the 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, Canada, and Mexico.

 NASAA Regulatory & Legal Activity –

NASAA works with regulatory counterparts to collectively protect investors. NASAA members also provide insight from their unique perspective to the SEC and SROs as they move forward in their rulemaking process. In this section: NASAA Statements of Policy, comment letters, model rules, NASAA proposals, state proposals, legal briefs, enforcement statistics and more. Mason Alan Dinehart III uses this resource for Securities Guidelines as well as research in regulatory areas.

 Thomson Reuters –

Thomson Reuters is the world’s leading source of Intelligent information for businesses and professionals. It owns Westlaw. Mason Alan Dinehart III utilizes its analysis tool “Investment View” to perform damage calculations for arbitration cases.

 Securities Litigation Expert (Attorney References)

 Dun and Bradstreet – Securities Expert Witness

 Hieros Gamos – Securities Fraud Expert Witness – Securities Expert Witness

 HG Experts – Litigation Support

 DandB – Securities Expert Witness in Arbitration