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Notice of Request for Public and Internal Comment: Proposed Changes to Model Custody and Recordkeeping Rules Under the Uniform Securities Acts of 1956 and 2002 To Clarify Requirements Relating to Inadvertent Custody of Client Funds

The Board of Directors of the North American Securities Administrators Association, Inc. (“NASAA”) has authorized release for internal and public comment the following proposed changes to Model Rules 102(e)(1)-1 and 203(a)-2 under the Uniform Securities Act of 1956 and Model Rules USA 2002 411(c)-1 and USA 2002 411(f)-(1) under the Uniform Securities Act of 2002 […]

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Legal Reports and Studies

Investigative Report on “Free Lunch” Seminars Report of the Task Force on the Future of Shared State and Federal Securities Regulation Functional Regulation in the 21st Century: What’s Reasonable for Investor Protection and for Agents Selling Variable Annuities? NASAA Day Trading Report & Analysis In 1999, NASAA issued an extensive report based on a seven-month […]

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State Securities Regulators Announce Settlement with Stifel, Nicolaus & Co., Inc. in Auction Rate Securities Investigations

WASHINGTON, D.C. December 29, 2009 — The North American Securities Administrators Association (NASAA) today announced that a settlement in principle has been reached between Stifel, Nicolaus & Co., Inc. and state securities regulators to provide relief for the firm’s clients who have had their funds frozen in the auction rate securities (ARS) market. The settlement […]

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State Securities Regulators Announce Settlement with Stifel, Nicolaus & Co., Inc. in Auction Rate Securities Investigations

WASHINGTON, D.C. December 29, 2009 — The North American Securities Administrators Association (NASAA) today announced that a settlement in principle has been reached between Stifel, Nicolaus & Co., Inc. and state securities regulators to provide relief for the firm’s clients who have had their funds frozen in the auction rate securities (ARS) market. The settlement […]

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State Securities Regulators Announce $1.3 Billion Settlement with Wells Fargo Investors in Auction Rate Securities Investigations

WASHINGTON, D.C. November 18, 2009 – The North American Securities Administrators Association (NASAA) today announced that a settlement in principle has been reached between Wells Fargo Investments LLC and state securities regulators to return approximately $1.3 billion to the firm’s clients who have had their funds frozen in the auction rate securities (ARS) market. Since […]

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State Securities Regulators Announce Settlement with TD Ameritrade in Auction Rate Securities Investigations

WASHINGTON, D.C. July 20, 2009 — The North American Securities Administrators Association (NASAA) today announced that a settlement in principle has been reached between online brokerage TD Ameritrade, Inc. and state securities regulators to return approximately $456 million to the firm’s clients who have had their funds frozen in the auction rate securities (ARS) market. […]

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ARS Arbitration Information Center

Here you will find general information regarding the Special Arbitration Procedures applicable to the ARS settlements.  There may be certain differences in the SAP’s, depending on the firm.  In this case, as soon as these differences are known, NASAA will enumerate them here along with appropriate updates to the general procedure and appropriate instructions. Several […]

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State Securities Regulators Remind Auction Rate Securities Investors to Contact Firms About Buyback Offers

WASHINGTON, D.C. November 10, 2008 — As state securities regulators continue their efforts to provide relief to investors who have had their funds frozen in the auction rate securities (ARS) market, the North American Securities Administrators Association (NASAA) today reminded ARS investors of their redemption opportunities, which were reached as part of the settlements between […]

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State Securities Regulators Announce Settlement with Bank of America and RBC Capital Markets Corp. in Auction Rate Securities Investigations

WASHINGTON, D.C. October 8, 2008 — The North American Securities Administrators Association (NASAA) today announced that Bank of America Securities LLC, Bank of America Investment Services, Inc., RBC Capital Markets Corporation (on behalf of its affiliates including Ferris Baker Watts, Inc. and J. B. Hanauer & Co.) and state and federal securities regulators have reached […]

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State Securities Regulators Announce Settlement with Credit Suisse Securities in Auction Rate Securities Investigation

WASHINGTON, D.C. September 16, 2008 — The North American Securities Administrators Association (NASAA) today announced that a settlement in principle has been reached between Credit Suisse Securities (USA) LLC and state securities regulators, which will provide relief for the firm’s clients who have had their funds frozen in the auction rate securities (ARS) market. The […]

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