Notice to Members 03-61

Broker/Dealer, Registered Representative, Investment Adviser Firm, and Investment Adviser Representative Renewals for 2004; Payment Deadline: December 5, 2003

The 2004 NASD Broker/Dealer and Investment Adviser Renewal Program will begin November 3, 2003, when online Preliminary Renewal Statements are made available to all firms on Web CRD/IARD. This annual program simplifies the registration renewal process for more than 24,000 Broker/Dealer (BD) and Investment Adviser (IA) firms and approximately 700,000 registered representatives and investment adviser representatives with the payment of one amount to NASD by the published deadline. On October 27, 2003, firms may start submitting post-dated Forms U5, BDW, and Schedule E via Web CRD. Post-dated filings that are submitted by October 31, 2003, will not appear on the firm’s Preliminary Renewal Statement. Joint (Broker/Dealer-Investment Adviser) firms may begin submitting post-dated ADV-Ws via IARD on November 3, 2003.

Renewal Statements will include the following fees: NASD Web CRD/IARD System Processing Fees and NASD Branch Office Fees, as well as New York Stock Exchange (NYSE), American Stock Exchange (Amex), Chicago Board Options Exchange (CBOE), International Securities Exchange (ISE), Pacific Exchange (PCX), and Philadelphia Stock Exchange (PHLX) Maintenance Fees. The statement will also include state Broker/Dealer, registered representatives, and, if applicable, state Investment Adviser firm and representative Renewal Fees.

Members should read this Notice to Members; any instructions posted to NASD’s Web Site at, especially the Registration and Disclosure Fall Bulletin, which will be a special Renewal Program edition; the Investment Adviser Web Site, if applicable, at; and any mailed information to ensure continued eligibility to do business as of January 1, 2004. Members should also visit the Renewal Program Web Pages at to review Renewal information.

Questions concerning this Notice may be directed to the Gateway Call Center at (301) 869-6699.