SEC to FINRA: 'Consider crafting' placement agent rules

In a letter to the CEO of FINRA dated 18 December 2009, obtained by PEM, the director of the SEC's division of investment management said the SEC might create an exception to the ban for registered broker-dealers acting as legitimate placement agents, if FINRA can implement rules that would prohibit pay-to-play practices. Read the full text of the letter.

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