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SIA Rakes NASD And the Big Board

Traders Magazine, March 2003

Gregory Bresiger

Two groups are going too far in trying to clean up the conflicts-of-interest problems in the analyst profession, according to one securities industry trade group. The Big Board and the National Association of Securities Dealers missed the mark in trying to reform the role of analysts, the Securities Industry Association wrote in a recent letter to the SEC commenting on their proposals. The proposals are "ambiguous, problematic and contain numerous inconsistencies," the SIA wrote.

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