Regulatory Notice 12-27

FINRA Requests Comment on Proposed Amendments to FINRA Rule 5110 Regarding Deferred Compensation Arrangements in Public Offerings


Comment Period Expired: July 23, 2012

Executive Summary

FINRA is requesting comments on proposed amendments to FINRA Rule 5110 (Corporate Financing Rule) that address current deferred compensation arrangements for financial advisory services in connection with public offerings, eliminate an anomalous filing requirement for exchange traded funds structured as statutory or grantor trusts, and make certain ministerial amendments to, among other things, reflect electronic filing requirements.


The text of the proposed rule change is set forth in Attachment A.


Questions regarding this Notice may be directed to:

  • Joseph E. Price, Senior Vice President, Corporate Financing/Advertising Regulation, at (240) 386-4623;
  • Paul Mathews, Director, Corporate Financing Department, at  (240) 386-4639; or
  • Lisa Jones Toms, Associate Director and Senior Counsel, Corporate Financing Department, at (240) 386-4661.
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Comments By Date Received
ALPS Distributors, Inc. (PDF 178 KB) 7/23/2012
SIFMA (PDF 86 KB) 7/23/2012
American Bar Association (PDF 73 KB) 7/30/2012