Regulatory Notice 11-44

FINRA Requests Comment on Proposed Amendments to NASD Rule 2340 to Address Values of Unlisted Direct Participation Programs and Real Estate Investment Trusts in Customer Account Statements

Comment Period Expired: November 12, 2011

FINRA is proposing amendments to NASD Rule 2340 (Customer Account Statements) to address how firms report the per share estimated values of unlisted Direct Participation Programs (DPPs) and unlisted Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs) on customer account statements. The amendments would limit the time period that the offering price may be used as the basis for a per share estimated value to the period provided under Rule 415(a)(5) of the Securities Act of 1933 (Initial Offering Period). The amendments also would require firms to deduct organization and offering expenses from per share estimated values during the Initial Offering Period. The amendments would prohibit a firm from using a per share estimated value, from any source, if it “knows or has reason to know the value is unreliable,” based upon publicly available information or nonpublic information that has come to the firm’s attention. Finally, the amendments would allow a firm to omit a per share estimated value on a customer account statement if the most recent annual report of the DPP or REIT does not contain a value that complies with the disclosure requirements of Rule 2340.

Questions regarding this Notice may be directed to:

  • Joseph E. Price, Senior Vice President, Corporate Financing/Advertising Regulation, at (240) 386-4623;
  • Gary L. Goldsholle, Vice President and Associate General Counsel, Office of the General Counsel, at (202) 728-8104; or
  • Paul Mathews, Director, Corporate Financing Department, at (240) 386-4639.
The views, expressions, findings and opinions expressed in the comments on this Web page are solely those of the author(s) and FINRA accepts no responsibility for the content of the comments: 
DateCommenterFormat - Size
9/30/2011Ascent Real Estate Securities, LLCPDF - 15.74 KB
10/4/2011DFPG Investments, Inc.PDF - 78.88 KB
11/1/2011Kalos FinancialPDF - 55.92 KB
11/11/2011Center for Capital Markets CompetitivenessPDF - 65.33 KB
11/11/2011LPL FinancialPDF - 306.66 KB
11/11/2011Cornell UniversityPDF - 132.17 KB
11/11/2011PIABAPDF - 1.28 MB
11/11/2011Prodigious LLCPDF - 49.72 KB
11/11/2011RADDPDF - 27.59 KB
11/11/2011NorthStar Realty Finance Corp.PDF - 51.78 KB
11/11/2011Partnership Consultants, Inc.PDF - 52.65 KB
11/11/2011NAREIT & PNLRPDF - 71.36 KB
11/11/2011IPAPDF - 107.7 KB
11/11/2011Franklin Square Capital PartnersPDF - 581.03 KB
11/11/2011Financial Services InstitutePDF - 953.92 KB
11/11/2011American Realty CapitalPDF - 159.89 KB
11/11/2011W.P. Carey & Co. LLCPDF - 53.84 KB
11/12/2011REISAPDF - 636.55 KB
11/14/2011Partnership Consultants, Inc.PDF - 29.57 KB
11/14/2011VSR Financial Services, Inc.PDF - 63.34 KB
11/11/2011Charlie Howell & Laura StankoskyPDF - 41.13 KB
11/16/2011ABAPDF - 115.15 KB
11/15/2011SIFMAPDF - 276.71 KB
11/17/2011Dividend Capital Securities LLCPDF - 224.9 KB
11/18/2011NASAAPDF - 23.46 KB