FINRA Proposed Change to Rule 8313 & the “Inability to Pay” Defense


SIFMA provides comments to the SEC on a proposal to amend FINRA Rule 8313, which governs the release of disciplinary and other information by FINRA to the public. SIFMA’s comment is limited to disclosures about Expedited Proceeding and specifically, cases where a respondent successfully raises an “inability to pay” defense under FINRA Rule 9554 (failure to comply with an arbitration award). This letter responds to File No. SR-FINRA-2013-018; Release No. 34-69178.