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FINRA Requests Comment on Potential Enhancements to Certain Engagement Programs
FINRA recently announced a new initiative to evaluate various aspects of its operations and programs to identify opportunities to more effectively further its mission. As one of the first steps of this initiative, this Notice solicits comment from all interested parties on FINRA’s current engagement programs. In connection with separate reviews being conducted under this initiative, FINRA will seek input where appropriate on other aspects of its operations.
FINRA’s status as a self-regulatory organization (SRO) requires that, in pursuing its mission of investor protection and market integrity, FINRA engage effectively with its member firms, as well as investors and other stakeholders. FINRA currently expends significant resources on its engagement programs, and many individuals from its member firms and the public also devote time to these programs. This Notice provides an overview of these engagement programs, with particular focus on FINRA’s committees, rulemaking process and member relations and related programs. FINRA requests comment regarding how it can enhance these programs to promote its mission and its effectiveness as an SRO.