Notice to Members 01-84

SEC Approves NASD Rule Proposal Requiring Member Clearing and Self-Clearing Firms To Report Prescribed Data

Effective Date: December 10, 2001

On November 27, 2001, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) approved proposed National Association of Securities Dealers, Inc. (NASD®) Rule 3150, "Reporting Requirements for Clearing Firms." Rule 3150 requires each member that is a clearing firm or self-clearing firm to report to the NASD in such format as the NASD may require prescribed data pertaining to itself and any member for which it clears. This data will be used to facilitate the surveillance component of NASD Regulation's INSITE program. Through the use of INSITE's technology, NASD Regulation will enhance investor protection by identifying potentially high-risk situations as they develop.

Questions concerning this Notice may be directed to Frank J. McAuliffe, Member Regulation, NASD Regulation, at (240) 386-4670; Elizabeth A. Wollin, Member Regulation, NASD Regulation, at (240) 386-5156; or Shirley H. Weiss, Office of General Counsel, NASD Regulation, at (202) 728-8844.