Notice to Members 98-47

SEC Approves Changes to Books and Records Requirements

On May 29, 1998, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) approved amendments to National Association of Securities Dealers, Inc. (NASDr) Rule 3110 (the Books and Records Rule) that (i) change the definition of "institutional account" to include the accounts of investment advisers that are now required to register with the states pursuant to the National Securities Markets Improvement Act of 1996 (NSMIA), and (ii) exclude certain customer accounts from the requirement to obtain certain tax and employment information from the customer.