Interpretive Letters

All interpretive positions are staff position, unless otherwise indicated. Staff-issued interpretive letters express staff views and opinions only and are not binding on FINRA and its Board; any representation to the contrary is expressly disclaimed.

The letters provide general guidance on the staff's views as to the application of particular NASD rules under specific circumstance.

Members, associated persons, and their counsel should consider seeking further guidance regarding their own unique circumstances.

Date Titlesort descending Type Related Rule / Topic
Jan 18, 2000 Interpretive Letter to Michael T. Dorsey, Knight Securities, L.P. Conduct Rules NASD Rule 3370 - Prompt Receipt and Delivery of Securities
Aug 5, 2004 Interpretive Letter to Mr. Alan E. Sorcher, Securities Industry Association & Ms. Sarah A. Miller, ABA Securities Association Membership and Registration Rules NASD Rule 1070 - Qualification Examinations and Waiver of Requirements
Dec 12, 2005 Interpretive Letter to Mr. Alan E. Sorcher, Securities Industry Association & Ms. Sarah A. Miller, ABA Securities Association Membership and Registration Rules NASD Rule 1070 - Qualification Examinations and Waiver of Requirements
Sep 6, 2001 Interpretive Letter to Mr. Alan E. Sorcher, Securities Industry Association & Ms. Sarah A. Miller, ABA Securities Association Membership and Registration Rules NASD Rule 1070 - Qualification Examinations and Waiver of Requirements
Oct 27, 2000 Interpretive Letter to Mr. Alan E. Sorcher, Securities Industry Association & Ms. Sarah A. Miller, ABA Securities Association Membership and Registration Rules NASD Rule 1070 - Qualification Examinations and Waiver of Requirements
Aug 14, 2000 Interpretive Letter to Mr. Edward Balsmann, Morgan Keegan & Company, Inc. Membership and Registration Rules NASD Rule 1030 Series - Registration of Representatives
Dec 19, 2007 Interpretive Letter to Mr. Julian Rainero, Bracewell & Giuliani LLP Marketplace Rules NASD Rules 6950-6957 (OATS)
May 28, 2008 Interpretive Letter to Mr. Julian Rainero, Bracewell & Giuliani LLP Marketplace Rules NASD Rules 6950-6957 (OATS)
Nov 1, 2000 Interpretive Letter to Ms. Joanne Ferrari, Weeden & Co., L.P. Membership and Registration Rules NASD Rule 1020 Series - Registration of Principals
Aug 14, 2000 Interpretive Letter to Ms. M. LaRae Bakerink, Pacific American Securities, LLC Membership and Registration Rules NASD Rule 1030 Series - Registration of Representatives
Jul 11, 2003 Interpretive Letter to Mustafa Fazel, National Financial Services, LLC Marketplace Rules NASD Rule 6200 Series - Trade Reporting and Compliance Engine (TRACE)
May 18, 1993 Interpretive Letter to Name Not Public Conduct Rules NASD Rule 2310 - Recommendations to Customers (Suitability)
Apr 11, 1997 Interpretive Letter to Name Not Public Conduct Rules NASD Rule 3010 - Supervision
May 2, 1996 Interpretive Letter to Name Not Public Conduct Rules NASD Rule 2440 - Fair Prices and Commissions
Nov 13, 1990 Interpretive Letter to Name Not Public Conduct Rules NASD Rule 2310 - Recommendations to Customers (Suitability)
Aug 13, 1996 Interpretive Letter to Name Not Public Conduct Rules NASD Rule 3010 - Supervision
Aug 9, 1996 Interpretive Letter to Name Not Public Conduct Rules NASD Rule 3010 - Supervision
Mar 4, 1997 Interpretive Letter to Name Not Public Conduct Rules NASD Rule 2310 - Recommendations to Customers (Suitability)
Nov 15, 1996 Interpretive Letter to Name Not Public Conduct Rules NASD Rule 2740 - Selling Concessions, Discounts, and Other Allowances
Dec 22, 1988 Interpretive Letter to Name Not Public Conduct Rules NASD Rule 2740 - Selling Concessions, Discounts, and Other Allowances
Feb 19, 1997 Interpretive Letter to Name Not Public Membership and Registration Rules NASD Rule 1020 Series - Registration of Principals
May 25, 2001 Interpretive Letter to Name Not Public Conduct Rules NASD Rule 3370 - Prompt Receipt and Delivery of Securities
Sep 15, 1994 Interpretive Letter to Name Not Public Conduct Rules NASD Rule 3030 - Outside Business Activities of an Association Person
Nov 27, 1995 Interpretive Letter to Name Not Public Membership and Registration Rules NASD Rule 1020 Series - Registration of Principals
Apr 27, 2001 Interpretive Letter to Name Not Public Conduct Rules NASD Rule 3370 - Prompt Receipt and Delivery of Securities

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