FINRA Proposed Pay-to-Play Rules - State and Federal Communications

November 17, 2014  •  

FINRA Proposed Pay-to-Play Rules

FINRAThe Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA), a private, self-regulatory organization for U.S. securities firms, is proposing pay-to-play rules.

According to FINRA Regulatory Notice 14-50, posted on November 14, it is requesting comment on the proposed rules, which would regulate the activities of member firms engaging “in distribution or solicitation activities for compensation with government entities on behalf of investment advisers that provide or are seeking to provide investment advisory services to such government entities within two years after a contribution to an official of the government entity is made by the member firm or a covered associate.” The three specific rules for which FINRA is seeking comment are Rule 2271, Rule 2390, and Rule 4580.

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