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 Title Typesort descending Related Rule / Topic
Sep 28, 1999 Interpretive Letter to Gerald L. Fishman, Esq., Wolin & Rosen By-Laws Article III, Section 4 - Definition of Disqualification
Sep 28, 2000 Interpretive Letter to Leslie U. Harris, East/West Securities Co. By-Laws Article IV, Section 2 - Similarity of Membership Names
Aug 7, 2001 Interpretive Letter to Name Not Public By-Laws Article V, Section 2 - Application for Registration
Dec 6, 2001 Interpretive Letter to Sheryl Anne Zuckerman, Esq., Singer Frumento LLP Conduct Rules NASD Rule 3030 - Outside Business Activities of an Association Person
Jan 26, 2005 Interpretive Letter to George T. Simon, Foley & Lardner, LLP Conduct Rules NASD Rule 2510 - Discretionary Accounts
Jun 18, 2001 Interpretive Letter to Philip J. Fina, Esq., Kirkpatrick & Lockhart LLP Conduct Rules NASD Rule 2830 - Investment Company Securities
Oct 31, 1995 Interpretive Letter to Name Not Public Conduct Rules NASD Rule 3110 - Books and Records
Dec 9, 1997 Interpretive Letter to Lee A. Pickard, Pickard and Djinis Conduct Rules NASD Rule 2740 - Selling Concessions, Discounts, and Other Allowances
Jul 26, 1995 Interpretive Letter to Richard Lewandowski, The Options Exchange Conduct Rules NASD Rule 3370 - Prompt Receipt and Delivery of Securities
Sep 25, 1997 Interpretive Letter to David M. Katz, Sidley & Austin Conduct Rules NASD Rule 2420 - Dealing with Non-Members
Dec 30, 2003 Interpretive Letter to Yukako Kawata, Davis Polk & Wardwell Conduct Rules NASD Rule 2210 - Communications with the Public
Jan 23, 1997 Interpretive Letter to Stuart J. Kaswell, SIA Conduct Rules NASD Rule 2310 - Recommendations to Customers (Suitability)
Jan 23, 1997 Interpretive Letter to Paul Saltzman, PSA Conduct Rules NASD Rule 2310 - Recommendations to Customers (Suitability)
Dec 23, 1999 Interpretive Letter to R. Bruce Hughes, Access Mortgage Services, Inc. Conduct Rules NASD Rule 3030 - Outside Business Activities of an Association Person
Nov 29, 2004 Interpretive Letter to Therese Squillacote, ING Financial Advisers, LLC Conduct Rules NASD Rule 2210 - Communications with the Public
Jan 16, 2001 Interpretive Letter to Stuart M. Strauss, Esq., Mayer, Brown & Platt Conduct Rules NASD Rule 2830 - Investment Company Securities
Jul 5, 2001 Interpretive Letter to Jeffrey W. Kilduff, Esq., O'Melveny & Myers, LLP Conduct Rules NASD Rule 3110 - Books and Records
Nov 15, 1996 Interpretive Letter to Name Not Public Conduct Rules NASD Rule 2740 - Selling Concessions, Discounts, and Other Allowances
Feb 8, 1999 Interpretive Letter to Roger D. Blanc, Esq., Willkie Farr & Gallagher Conduct Rules NASD Rule 3350 - Short Sale Rule
Feb 20, 2015 Interpretive Letter to Gregory J. Nowak, Pepper Hamilton LLP Conduct Rules FINRA Rule 5130 - Restrictions on the Purchase and Sale of Initial Equity Public Offerings
Aug 20, 1997 Interpretive Letter to Peter D. Koffler, Twenty-First Securities Corporation Conduct Rules NASD Rule 2420 - Dealing with Non-Members
Oct 2, 2003 Interpretive Letter to Michael D. Udoff, Securities Industry Association Conduct Rules NASD Rule 2210 - Communications with the Public
Dec 28, 2007 Interpretive Letter to Richard Schultz, Triad Securities Corp. Conduct Rules NASD Rule 2420 - Dealing with Non-Members
Aug 19, 2002 Interpretive Letter to Howard L. Kramer, Schiff Hardin & Waite Conduct Rules NASD Rule 2320 - Best Execution and Interpositioning
Oct 26, 1997 Interpretive Letter to Paul D. Coury, The Coury Financial Group Conduct Rules NASD Rule 3030 - Outside Business Activities of an Association Person

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