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Momtchil Pojarliev
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BNP Asset Management's Pojarliev discusses a variety of options to address foreign currency exposures. Although there is no single best-practice solution for addressing foreign currency exposures, institutional investors have three main choices, he says.

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February 1, 1998

NASD Reg Wants Year 2000 Compliance

By Staff Reports

NASD Regulation has come down firmly on member firms on Year 2000 compliance. The regulatory subsidiary of the National Association of Securities Dealers has demanded that members report on their progress in making their computer systems compliant.

Mary Shapiro, president of NASD Regulation, said in a prepared statement that it is essential that broker dealers' computer systems continue to operate successfully after Dec. 31, 1999.

"It is imperative that firms aggressively take on the Year 2000 challenge, and that the automated systems they rely on to meet their regulatory, market-participant and investor-protection obligations be Year 2000-compliant," she said.

NASD Regulation's request was announced in a so-called NASD Special Notice to Members. The notice stated that it is the responsibility of members to analyze the readiness of their own automated systems.