Notice to Members 98-91

NASD Alerts Members to Their Obligations Concerning Cold Calling and Advertising to Persons in the United Kingdom

The Financial Services Authority (FSA) in the United Kingdom (U.K.) has detected an increase in the frequency with which National Association of Securities Dealers, Inc. (NASD®) member firms have been soliciting U.K. citizens. In response to this activity, the FSA has asked NASD Regulation, Inc. (NASD RegulationSM) to alert its members to the standards governing the solicitation of U.K. citizens generally and implications of cold calling and advertising to persons in the U.K. in particular. This Notice briefly summarizes the legal and regulatory framework in the U.K. regarding cold calling and advertising. NASD Regulation reminds members proposing to cold call or advertise into the U.K., or any foreign country, to ensure that any such activities comply with all applicable laws.