Aktiespararna, founded in 1966, is an NGO with some 60.000 individual and paying members. SARF focuses on consumer protection by lobbying for legislation that promotes and defends private investments in shares and related products. Companies in the market are monitored and SARF members professionally represented at close to 500 GAM's each year. The private long-term investment strategy is conveyed through extensive information in the monthly house journal “Aktiespararen” (the Investor) and through training seminars and website programs. Across the country some 150 local clubs offer close to 1.000 meetings each year with company presentations and market comments. The affiliated youth organization “Young Shareholders” manages a nationwide PPP-project on private economy and investments for high school students with 20.000 participants. Aktiespararna is a full member of BETTER FINANCE.