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July 27, 2016
Mr. Thomas S. Vales
Chief Executive Officer
TMC Bonds L.L.C.
850 3rd Avenue, 9th Floor
New York, NY 10022
Re: Application for Exemptive Relief from Trade Reporting Obligation for Certain Transactions on an Alternative Trading System
Dear Mr. Vales:
- Q1. Is a firm required to report on the OBS the market value of underwriting commitments entered into on a “best efforts” basis?
- A1. No. Underwriting commitments entered into on a “best efforts” basis are not required to be reported on the OBS.
Technology has long played a central role in financial services innovation. It continues to do so today as many firms in the securities industry introduce new digital investment advice tools to assist in developing and managing investment portfolios. FINRA undertook a review of selected digital investment advice tools to assess these developments.
FINRA is conducting a retrospective review of the NASD Rule 1010 Series (Membership Proceedings) (collectively, MAP rules), which govern FINRA’s Membership Application Program (MAP).1 The purpose of the review is to assess whether the rules are meeting their intended investor protection objectives by reasonably efficient means and to take steps to maintain or improve the effectiveness of the rules while minimizing negative economic impacts.