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 Type Related Rule / Topicsort ascending
Feb 8, 1999 Interpretive Letter to Roger D. Blanc, Esq., Willkie Farr & Gallagher Conduct Rules NASD Rule 3350 - Short Sale Rule
Aug 7, 2001 Interpretive Letter to Bob E. Lehman, Esq., Lehman & Eilen LLP Conduct Rules NASD Rule 3230 - Clearing Agreements
Jul 23, 1999 Interpretive Letter to Name Not Public Conduct Rules NASD Rule 3230 - Clearing Agreements
May 15, 2001 Interpretive Letter to Charles Freund, Brown Brothers Harriman Conduct Rules NASD Rule 3220 - Adjustment of Open Orders
Jul 24, 2000 Interpretive Letter to Fiona Kaufman, Esq., SVB Securities, Inc. Conduct Rules NASD Rule 3110 - Books and Records
Oct 31, 1995 Interpretive Letter to Name Not Public Conduct Rules NASD Rule 3110 - Books and Records
Jul 5, 2001 Interpretive Letter to Jeffrey W. Kilduff, Esq., O'Melveny & Myers, LLP Conduct Rules NASD Rule 3110 - Books and Records
Nov 27, 2000 Interpretive Letter to Angela Coronado, Brecek & Young Advisors, Inc. Conduct Rules NASD Rule 3110 - Books and Records
Aug 4, 2000 Interpretive Letter to Alan Feldstein, Esq., Development Corporation for Israel Conduct Rules NASD Rule 3110 - Books and Records
Jun 15, 2000 Interpretive Letter to Steven F. Gatti, Esq., Clifford, Chance, Rogers & Wells Conduct Rules NASD Rule 3110 - Books and Records
Oct 26, 1999 Interpretive Letter to James A. Ricketts, Ameritrade, Inc. Conduct Rules NASD Rule 3110 - Books and Records
Jun 4, 2002 Interpretive Letter to Selwyn Notelovitz, Global Compliance Conduct Rules NASD Rule 3110 - Books and Records
Nov 26, 1997 Interpretive Letter to Laura Moret, American Express Financial Corporation Conduct Rules NASD Rule 3110 - Books and Records
Jan 2, 2002 Interpretive Letter to Name Not Public Conduct Rules NASD Rule 3070 - Reporting Requirements
May 28, 1996 Interpretive Letter to Name Not Public Conduct Rules NASD Rule 3070 - Reporting Requirements
May 28, 1996 Interpretive Letter to Name Not Public Conduct Rules NASD Rule 3070 - Reporting Requirements
Mar 14, 2001 Interpretive Letter to Charles Wiegert, NFP Securities Conduct Rules NASD Rule 3060 - Influencing or Rewarding Employees of Others
Jun 24, 1999 Interpretive Letter to Henry H. Hopkins and Sarah McCafferty, T. Rowe Price Investment Services, Inc. Conduct Rules NASD Rule 3060 - Influencing or Rewarding Employees of Others
Dec 17, 2007 Interpretive Letter to Amal Aly, SIFMA (Reasonable and Customary Bereavement Gifts) Conduct Rules NASD Rule 3060 - Influencing or Rewarding Employees of Others
Nov 4, 2002 Interpretive Letter to Donna B. Lawson, First Allied Securities, Inc. Conduct Rules NASD Rule 3040 - Private Securities Transactions of an Associated Person
Aug 4, 1997 Interpretive Letter to Name Not Public Conduct Rules NASD Rule 3040 - Private Securities Transactions of an Associated Person
Dec 16, 1996 Interpretive Letter to Name Not Public Conduct Rules NASD Rule 3040 - Private Securities Transactions of an Associated Person
Jul 23, 1996 Interpretive Letter to Name Not Public Conduct Rules NASD Rule 3040 - Private Securities Transactions of an Associated Person
Sep 27, 1994 Interpretive Letter to Name Not Public Conduct Rules NASD Rule 3040 - Private Securities Transactions of an Associated Person
Aug 5, 1994 Interpretive Letter to Name Not Public Conduct Rules NASD Rule 3040 - Private Securities Transactions of an Associated Person

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