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NASD Extends Margin Disclosure Deadline

By John M. Baker, Esq.

NASD Regulation announced on May 27, 2001,an extension to the deadline of the margin disclosure statement requirement for existing customers: For those non-institutional customers who were margin customers of the firm prior to June 4, 2001, members are required to provide the disclosure statement, or an abbreviated version of the statement, at the time of the next annual account statement to the customer, but no later than January 31, 2002. NASD Notice to Members 01-37 (June 2001).

For new customers (i.e., non-institutional customers opening margin accounts on or after June 4, 2001), the June 4 deadline continues to apply.

Notice 01-37 is available online at http://www.nasdr.com/2610_2001.asp#01-37

Copyright 2001, John M. Baker, Esq., Stradley, Ronon, Stevens & Young, LLP, 1220 19th Street, N.W., Suite 700, Washington, DC 20036 – (202) 822-9611- Fax (202) 822-0140 This article was originally posted to the FundLaw List, http://www.egroups.com/group/fundlaw. To subscribe to FundLaw, send a blank e-mail to fundlaw-subscribe@egroups.com

Nothing herein is intended as legal or financial advice. The law is different in different jurisdictions, and the facts of a particular matter can change the application of the law. Please consult an attorney or your financial advisor before acting upon the information contained in this article.  



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