SR-FINRA-2011-040

Proposed Rule Change to Amend the Supplementary Material to FINRA Rule 1230(b)(6) (Operations Professional)

Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, Inc. (“FINRA”) is filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC” or “Commission”) a proposed rule change to amend the supplementary material to FINRA Rule 1230(b)(6) (Operations Professional), FINRA Rule 1230.06 (Scope of Operations Professional Requirement), to clarify the application of the Operations Professional requirements to employees of a foreign broker-dealer whose activities, relating to certain transactions in foreign securities on behalf of a member’s customers, as further detailed herein, are limited to facilitating the clearance and settlement of such transactions.