Advertising Regulation Interpretive Letters

All interpretive positions are staff position, unless otherwise indicated. Staff-issued interpretive letters express staff views and opinions only and are not binding on FINRA and its Board; any representation to the contrary is expressly disclaimed. The letters provide general guidance on the staff's views as to the application of particular NASD rules under specific circumstance. Members, associated persons, and their counsel should consider seeking further guidance regarding their own unique circumstances.
Date Title Type Related Rule / Topic
Apr 22, 2013 Interpretive Letter to Bradley J. Swenson, ALPS Distributors, Inc. Conduct Rules
Jul 9, 2008 FINRA Office of General Counsel (Auction Rate Securities) Conduct Rules
Sep 28, 2007 Interpretive Letter to Dan Danborn, Society of Certified Senior Advisors Conduct Rules
Sep 6, 2007 Interpretive Letter to Tamara K. Salmon, Investment Company Institute Conduct Rules
Aug 15, 2006 NASD Office of General Counsel, Regulatory Policy and Oversight Conduct Rules
Aug 1, 2006 Interpretive Letter to Eileen Ryan, Esq., Securities Industry Association, and Sarah Starkweather, Esq., The Bond Market Association Conduct Rules
Aug 1, 2006 Interpretive Letter to Eileen Ryan, Esq., Securities Industry Association, and Sarah Starkweather, Esq., The Bond Market Association Conduct Rules
Jun 2, 2006 Interpretive Letter to Michael R. Trocchio, Esq., Bingham McCutchen LLP Conduct Rules
Feb 3, 2005 Interpretive Letter to Michael R. Trocchio, Esq., Bingham McCutchen LLP Conduct Rules
Nov 29, 2004 Interpretive Letter to Therese Squillacote, ING Financial Advisers, LLC Conduct Rules
Nov 10, 2004 Interpretive Letter to Michael R. Trocchio, Esq., Bingham McCutchen LLP Conduct Rules
Nov 8, 2004 NASD Office of General Counsel, Regulatory Policy and Oversight Conduct Rules
Oct 20, 2004 Interpretive Letter to Barry Harris, Banc of America Investment Services, Inc. (Use of Negative Response Letters) Conduct Rules
Sep 14, 2004 Interpretive Letter to Budge Collins, Collins/Bay Island Securities Conduct Rules
Aug 20, 2004 Interpretive Letter to Mark W. Riepe, Charles Schwab & Co., Inc. Conduct Rules
Dec 30, 2003 Interpretive Letter to Yukako Kawata, Davis Polk & WardwellGeneral Letter Conduct Rules
Oct 2, 2003 Interpretive Letter to Michael D. Udoff, Securities Industry Association Conduct Rules
May 29, 2003 Interpretive Letter to Robert C. Hacker, Esq., Kirkpatrick & Lockhart, LLP Conduct Rules
May 1, 2003 Interpretive Letter to Michael D. Wolk, Esq., Foley and Lardner (Use of Negative Response Letters) Conduct Rules
Feb 3, 2003 Interpretive Letter to Doug Wright, The Investment Center, Inc. (Use of Negative Response Letters) Conduct Rules
Feb 3, 2003 Interpretive Letter to Marion A. Kashan, London Pacific Securities, Inc. (Use of Negative Response Letters) Conduct Rules
Jan 28, 2002 Interpretive Letter to Forrest R. Foss, T. Rowe Price Associates, Inc. Conduct Rules
Nov 26, 2001 Interpretive Letter to Name Not Public Conduct Rules
Jun 4, 2001 Interpretive Letter to Lena M. Stinson, Stanford Group Company Conduct Rules
Oct 16, 2000 Interpretive Letter to Justine Rusin, Merit Capital Associates, Inc. (Use of Negative Response Letters) Conduct Rules

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