September 2, 2004
NASD reminds member firms and non-member reporting and transmitting entities to regularly update contact information via the OATS Web Interface. NASD also urges firms to include a valid, working email address as part of the contact information. NASD sends updates concerning OATS via an email push. This email goes to all contacts in the OATS Web Interface that have included a valid email address. If a firm does not have a current contact or a valid email address populated, it will not receive the information via an email push.
The OATS Administrator is the only user who can perform Contact Administration functions. It is extremely important that the OATS Administrator keep contact information current.
For more information on how to perform contact information, please see Chapter 3 of the OATS Subscriber Manual. Questions should be directed to the NASD OATS Help Desk at (800) 321-NASD.