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
May 15, 2001 Interpretive Letter to Charles Freund, Brown Brothers Harriman Conduct Rules NASD Rule 3220 - Adjustment of Open Orders
Apr 16, 2018 Interpretive letter to Joan E. Boros, Esq., Stradley Ronon Stevens & Young, LLP Conduct Rules FINRA Rule 2210 - Communications with the Public
Sep 25, 1997 Interpretive Letter to David M. Katz, Sidley & Austin Conduct Rules NASD Rule 2420 - Dealing with Non-Members
Jul 5, 2000 Interpretive Letter to Kathleen A. Wieland, William Blair & Company, L.L.C. Conduct Rules NASD Rule 2210 - Communications with the Public
Nov 27, 2012 Interpretive Letter to Name Not Public Conduct Rules NASD IM-2420-2 - Continuing Commissions Policy
Jan 23, 1997 Interpretive Letter to Stuart J. Kaswell, SIA Conduct Rules NASD Rule 2310 - Recommendations to Customers (Suitability)
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
Jun 2, 2006 Interpretive Letter to Michael R. Trocchio, Esq., Bingham McCutchen LLP Conduct Rules NASD Rule 2110 - Standards of Commercial Honor and Principles of Trade
Jun 18, 2001 Interpretive Letter to Philip J. Fina, Esq., Kirkpatrick & Lockhart LLP Conduct Rules NASD Rule 2830 - Investment Company Securities
May 1, 2003 Interpretive Letter to Michael D. Wolk, Esq., Foley and Lardner (Use of Negative Response Letters) Conduct Rules NASD Rule 2110 - Standards of Commercial Honor and Principles of Trade
Nov 8, 2004 NASD Office of General Counsel, Regulatory Policy and Oversight Conduct Rules NASD Rule 2110 - Standards of Commercial Honor and Principles of Trade
Nov 15, 1996 Interpretive Letter to Name Not Public Conduct Rules NASD Rule 2740 - Selling Concessions, Discounts, and Other Allowances
Aug 29, 1997 Interpretive Letter to Lloyd H. Feller, Morgan, Lewis & Bockius Conduct Rules NASD IM-3310 - Manipulative and Deceptive Quotations
Jan 31, 2019 Interpretive letter to Meredith F. Henning, Foreside Conduct Rules FINRA Rule 2210 - Communications with the Public
Aug 20, 1997 Interpretive Letter to Peter D. Koffler, Twenty-First Securities Corporation Conduct Rules NASD Rule 2420 - Dealing with Non-Members
Feb 5, 1999 Interpretive Letter to W. Thomas Conner, National Association for Variable Annuities Conduct Rules NASD Rule 2210 - Communications with the Public
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
Aug 1, 2006 Interpretive Letter to Eileen Ryan, Esq., Securities Industry Association, and Sarah Starkweather, Esq., The Bond Market Association Conduct Rules NASD Rule 2211 - Institutional Sales Material and Correspondence
Jan 16, 2001 Interpretive Letter to Stuart M. Strauss, Esq., Mayer, Brown & Platt Conduct Rules NASD Rule 2830 - Investment Company Securities
Feb 3, 2003 Interpretive Letter to Doug Wright, The Investment Center, Inc. (Use of Negative Response Letters) Conduct Rules NASD Rule 2110 - Standards of Commercial Honor and Principles of Trade
Sep 30, 2002 Interpretive Letter to Susan S. Krawczyk, Esq., Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP Conduct Rules NASD Rule 2210 - Communications with the Public
Sep 14, 2004 Interpretive Letter to Budge Collins, Collins/Bay Island Securities Conduct Rules NASD Rule 2210 - Communications with the Public
Dec 22, 1988 Interpretive Letter to Name Not Public Conduct Rules NASD Rule 2740 - Selling Concessions, Discounts, and Other Allowances
Jun 4, 2002 Interpretive Letter to Selwyn Notelovitz, Global Compliance Conduct Rules NASD Rule 3110 - Books and Records

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