SR-FINRA-2008-041

Proposed Rule Change to Make Permanent the Portfolio Margin Pilot Program

Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, Inc. ("FINRA") (f/k/a National Association of Securities Dealers, Inc. ("NASD")) is filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC" or "Commission") a proposed rule change to make permanent the portfolio margin pilot program set forth in NASD Rule 2520(g) and Incorporated NYSE Rule 431(g). The portfolio margin pilot program permits members to margin certain products according to a prescribed portfolio margin methodology and is set to expire on July 31, 2008.