Notice to Members 04-55
NASD Requests Comment on a Proposed Uniform Branch Office Registration Form
NASD requests comment on a proposed uniform branch office registration form (Form BR) that will enable firms to register branch offices electronically with NASD, the New York Stock Exchange, Inc. (NYSE), and states through the Central Registration Depository (CRD® or CRD system). As proposed, the Form BR is intended to replace Schedule E of the Form BD, the current NYSE Branch Office Application form, and certain state branch office forms. Enhancements to the CRD system that are scheduled to be deployed with the proposed Form BR also will enable firms to identify the branch offices to which their registered representatives are assigned. NASD notes that the NYSE is soliciting comments from its members on Form BR and the North American Securities Administrators Association (NASAA) also is separately soliciting comment on the proposed form (please visit www.nyse.com and www.nasaa.org for more detailed information on the NYSE and NASAA communications).
Questions concerning this Notice may be directed to Chip Jones, Vice President/State Liaison, at (240) 386-4797; Richard E. Pullano, Associate Vice President/Chief Counsel, Registration and Disclosure, at (240) 386-4821; or Stefanie M. Watkins, Staff Attorney, Registration and Disclosure, at (240) 386-4824.