Notice to Members 05-57

Guidance to Members Affected by Hurricane Katrina

Due to the recent tragic events resulting from Hurricane Katrina, NASD is aware that members with offices in the affected areas are concerned with a number of regulatory and compliance issues. In this regard, NASD is providing guidance on these issues, including guidance on emergency office relocations, continuing education requirements for registered personnel, registered personnel engaged in active military duty, books and records, the handling of customers' funds and securities, and customer communications.

Questions or comments concerning this Notice may be directed to Daniel M. Sibears, Executive Vice President and Deputy, Member Regulation, at (202) 728-6911 or Patricia Albrecht, Assistant General Counsel, Office of General Counsel, Regulatory Policy and Oversight, at (202) 728-8026.