This Report to the Securities Industry Conference on Arbitration (SICA) documents the results of the authors’ empirical study, through a one-time mailed survey, of survey participants’ perceptions of fairness of securities Self-Regulatory Organization (SRO) arbitrations involving customers. The survey was designed to assess participants’ perceptions of the: (1) fairness of the SRO arbitration process; (2) competence of arbitrators to resolve investors’ disputes with their broker-dealers; (3) fairness of SRO arbitration as compared to their perceptions of fairness in securities litigation in similar disputes; and (4) fairness of the outcome of arbitrations.
Jill I. Gross & Barbara Black, Perceptions of Fairness in Securities Arbitration: An Empirical Study (2008), http://digitalcommons.pace.edu/lawfaculty/478/.
Report to the Securities Industry Conference on Arbitration, Feb. 6, 2008