Regulatory Notice 11-11

FINRA Requests Comment on Concept Proposal to Identify and Manage Conflicts Involving the Preparation and Distribution of Debt Research Reports


Comment Period Expired: April 25, 2011

Executive Summary

FINRA seeks comment on a concept proposal to apply objectivity safeguards and disclosure requirements to the publication and distribution of debt research reports. The proposal has a tiered approach that generally would provide retail debt research recipients with most of the same protections provided to recipients of equity research, while exempting debt research provided solely to institutional investors from many of those provisions.


Questions concerning this Notice should be directed to:

  • Philip Shaikun, Associate Vice President, Office of General Counsel (OGC), at (202) 728-8451; and
  • Racquel Russell, Assistant General Counsel, OGC, at (202) 728-8363.
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Comments By Date Received
MCD Consulting (PDF 337 KB) 4/1/2011
Robert A. Muh (PDF 61 KB) 4/13/2011
St. John’s University School of Law (PDF 48 KB) 4/25/2011
PIABA (PDF 118 KB) 4/25/2011
D.A. Davidson & Co., Merriman Capital, Inc., & ThinkEquity LLC (PDF 423 KB) 4/29/2011
SIFMA (PDF 81 KB) 4/29/2011