Notice to Members 05-44

SEC Approves Amendments Relating to Annual Compliance Meetings

Effective Date: July 25, 2005

On April 25, 2005, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) approved amendments to Rule 3010(a)(7) to require that registered principals, in addition to registered representatives, attend an annual compliance meeting. The SEC also approved amendments to Rules 3010(a), 3010(a)(3), and 3010(b)(1) to clarify that the scope of these rules specifically extends to registered representatives, registered principals, and other associated persons.

Questions concerning this Notice may be directed to Afshin Atabaki, Counsel, Office of General Counsel, Regulatory Policy and Oversight, at (202) 728-8902.