NASAA’s Franchise and Business Opportunity Project Group (the “Franchise Project Group” or “Project Group”) is rereleasing for comment from interested persons proposed changes to NASAA’s Model Franchise Exemptions (the “Model Exemptions”). In response to a previous solicitation for comment, NASAA received a total of six (6) public comments regarding various provisions in the Model Exemptions. […]
All: Regulatory Activity
March 14, 2012 – The Washington Securities Division is proposing to amend Chapter 460-33A WAC, which provides an optional method of registration for “mortgage paper securities” as defined in WAC 460-33A-015(4). The proposed rules would strengthen investor suitability requirements; revise the calculation of the number of investors that may participate in a loan; establish requirements […]
January 18, 2012 – NASAA announces that a toll-free hotline and website have been established to assist investors who purchased auction rate securities (ARS) through E*TRADE Securities LLC.
December 21, 2011 The Honorable Tim Johnson Chairman Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, & Urban Affairs 534 Dirksen Senate Office Building Washington, DC 20510 The Honorable Richard ShelbyRanking MemberSenate Committee on Banking,Housing, & Urban Affairs534 Dirksen Senate Office BuildingWashington, DC 20510 Dear Chairman Johnson and Ranking Member Shelby: On behalf of the North American Securities Administrators Association (NASAA) I amwriting […]
November 3, 2011 The Honorable John Boehner Speaker United States House of Representatives Washington, DC 20515 The Honorable Nancy Pelosi Minority Leader United States House of Representatives Washington, DC 25015 Dear Mr. Speaker and Madam Leader: I am writing on behalf of the North American Securities Administrators Association (NASAA) to express my opposition to […]
State Securities Regulators Announce Settlement with E*TRADE in Auction Rate Securities Investigations
October 19, 2011 – NASAA today announced that a settlement in principle has been reached between E*TRADE Securities LLC and state securities regulators to return approximately $100 million to the firm’s clients who have had their funds frozen in the auction rate securities (ARS) market since 2008.