SR-FINRA-2011-028

Proposed Rule Change to Adopt the Consolidated FINRA Supervision Rules

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 adopt the consolidated FINRA supervision rules.  Specifically, the proposed rule change would:  (1) adopt FINRA Rules 3110 (Supervision) and 3120 (Supervisory Control System) to replace NASD Rules 3010 (Supervision) and 3012 (Supervisory Control System), respectively; (2) incorporate into FINRA Rule 3110 and its supplementary material the requirements of NASD IM-1000-4 (Branch Offices and Offices of Supervisory Jurisdiction), NASD IM-3010-1 (Standards for Reasonable Review), Incorporated NYSE Rule 401A (Customer Complaints), and Incorporated NYSE Rule 342.21 (Trade Review and Investigation); (3) replace NASD Rule 3010(b)(2) (often referred to as the “Taping Rule”) with new FINRA Rule 3170 (Tape Recording of Registered Persons by Certain Firms); (4) replace NASD Rule 3010(e) (Qualifications Investigated) with new FINRA Rule 1260 (Responsibility of Member to Investigate Applicants for Registration); (5) replace NASD Rule 3110(i) (Holding of Customer Mail) with new FINRA Rule 3150 (Holding of Customer Mail); and (6) delete the following NASD and Incorporated NYSE Rules and NYSE Rule Interpretations:  (i) NASD Rule 3010(f) (Applicant’s Responsibility); (ii) NYSE Rule 342 (Offices—Approval, Supervision and Control) and related NYSE Rule Interpretations; (iii) NYSE Rule 343 (Offices—Sole Tenancy, and Hours) and related NYSE Rule Interpretations; (iv) NYSE Rule 351(e) (Reporting Requirements) and NYSE Rule Interpretation 351(e)/01 (Reports of Investigation); (v) NYSE Rule 354 (Reports to Control Persons); and (vi) NYSE Rule 401 (Business Conduct).

 

This rule filing has been withdrawn.