SEC Provides Guidance on Rule 11Ac1-6

SEC Provides Guidance on Rule 11Ac1-6

FAQ Posted For Order Routing Reporting Guidance

By Mark J. Astarita, Esq.  

On June 22, 200` the SEC announced that its Division of Market Regulation has published Staff Legal Bulletin No. 13 responding to questions the staff has received from market participants on the implementation of Rule 11Ac1-6.

Rule 11Ac1-6 requires all broker- dealers that route orders in equity and option securities to make available quarterly reports that present a general overview of their routing practices.

The legal bulletin, in the form of a Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) document, sets forth the views of the Division of Market Regulation. The Commission has neither approved nor disapproved its content.

Staff Legal Bulletin No. 13 is available at the SEC’s site at

Mark J. Astarita, Esq., a partner in the law firm of Beam & Astarita, LLC, and represents financial professionals in a wide variety of matters. He is also the sponsor of The Securities Law Home Page and can be reached at (212) 509-6544 or by e-mail at


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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