SR-FINRA-2011-005

Proposed Rule Change to Amend Rule 13806 to Provide for Appointment of Chair-Qualified Public Arbitrators in Promissory Note Disputes

Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, Inc. (“FINRA”) is filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC” or “Commission”) a proposed rule change to amend Rule 13806 of the Code of Arbitration Procedure for Industry Disputes to provide that FINRA will appoint a chair-qualified public arbitrator to a panel resolving a promissory note dispute instead of appointing a chair-qualified public arbitrator also qualified to resolve a statutory discrimination claim.