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Register September 2010 No. 657
Chapter DFI-Sec 4
REGISTRATION OF BROKER-DEALERS AND AGENTS
DFI-Sec 4.01   Registration procedure.
DFI-Sec 4.02   Net capital requirements and aggregate indebtedness limitations.
DFI-Sec 4.03   Broker-dealers' records.
DFI-Sec 4.04   Reporting requirements.
DFI-Sec 4.05   Practice rules.
DFI-Sec 4.06   Prohibited conduct.
DFI-Sec 4.07   Registration period.
DFI-Sec 4.08   Withdrawal of registrations.
DFI-Sec 4.09   Denial, suspension, revocation and censure.
DFI-Sec 4.10   Registration exemptions.
Ch. DFI-Sec 4 Note Note: Chapter SEC 4 as it existed on December 31, 1977 was repealed and a new chapter SEC 4 was created effective January 1, 1978. Chapter SEC 4 was renumbered chapter DFI-Sec 4 under s. 13.93 (2m) (b) 1., Stats., and corrections made under s. 13.93 (2m) (b) 6. and 7., Stats., Register, December, 1996, No. 492.
DFI-Sec 4.01 DFI-Sec 4.01Registration procedure.
DFI-Sec 4.01(1)(a) (a) Applications for initial and renewal registrations of broker-dealers and agents, as well as amendments, reports, notices, related filings and fees, shall be filed with:
DFI-Sec 4.01(1)(a)1. 1. The division on forms prescribed by the division in s. DFI-Sec 9.01 (1); or
DFI-Sec 4.01(1)(a)2. 2. The central registration depository of the financial industry regulatory authority as developed under contract with the North American securities administrators association, on forms established for the central registration depository.
DFI-Sec 4.01(1)(b) (b) An application for registration as an agent of a broker-dealer is deemed filed under s. 551.406 (1), Stats., on the "FILING DATE" reflected on the records of the central registration depository.
DFI-Sec 4.01(2)(a)(a) Except as provided in par. (b), an "application" for purposes of s. 551.406 (1), Stats., means all information required by the form prescribed under sub. (1) together with any additional information required by the division.
DFI-Sec 4.01(2)(b) (b) An application for initial registration or for renewal of a registration as a broker-dealer registered with the financial industry regulatory authority includes the payment of the Wisconsin broker-dealer registration fee and, in the case of an initial application, the examination fee prescribed by s. DFI-Sec 7.01 (3) (a), to the central registration depository of the financial industry regulatory authority. An application for initial registration as a broker-dealer under this paragraph shall be deemed filed under s. 551.406 (1), Stats., on the date the application is transferred from "NO STATUS" to "PENDING" on the records of the central registration depository. An application for renewal of a registration as a broker-dealer under this paragraph shall be deemed filed under s. 551.406 (1), Stats., when the fee on deposit with the central registration depository has been allocated to the division.
DFI-Sec 4.01(2)(c) (c) An "application" for initial registration or for renewal of a registration as a securities agent for a broker-dealer registered with the financial industry regulatory authority includes the payment of Wisconsin agent registration fees to the central registration depository. An application for initial registration as an agent under this paragraph shall be deemed "filed" under s. 551.406 (1), Stats., on the date when the application is designated ready for approval on the records of the central registration depository. An application for renewal of a registration as an agent under this paragraph shall be deemed "filed" under s. 551.406 (1), Stats., when the fee on deposit with the central registration depository has been allocated to the division.
DFI-Sec 4.01(2)(d) (d) An electronic signature affixed to any filing made in compliance with the requirements of the central registration depository shall constitute irrefutable evidence of legal signature by any individual whose name is typed on the filing.
DFI-Sec 4.01(3) (3) Unless waived under sub. (4), each applicant for an initial registration as a broker-dealer or agent is required to take and pass within the two year period immediately preceding the "FILING DATE" of the application reflected on the records of the central registration depository, either the Series 63 Uniform Securities Agent State Law Examination or the Series 66 Uniform Combined State Law Examination, and take and pass within the two year period immediately preceding the "FILING DATE" of the application reflected on the records of the central registration depository, or receive a waiver from passing, the general securities business examinations in par. (a), unless the applicant's proposed securities activities will be restricted, in which case the applicant is required to take and pass , or receive a waiver from passing, each examination in pars. (b) to (h) that relates to the applicant's proposed securities activities:
DFI-Sec 4.01(3)(a) (a) The Series 7 General Securities Representative Examination.
DFI-Sec 4.01(3)(b) (b) The Series 6 Investment Company Products/Variable Contracts Representative Examination.
DFI-Sec 4.01(3)(c) (c) The Series 22 Direct Participation Programs Representative Examination.
DFI-Sec 4.01(3)(d) (d) The Series 52 Municipal Securities Representative Examination.
DFI-Sec 4.01(3)(e) (e) The Series 62 Corporate Securities Limited Representative Examination.
DFI-Sec 4.01(3)(f) (f) The Series 42 Registered Options Representative Examination.
DFI-Sec 4.01(3)(g) (g) The Series 72 Government Securities Representative Examination.
DFI-Sec 4.01(3)(h) (h) The Series 82 Private Placement Representative Examination.
DFI-Sec 4.01(4) (4) The examination requirement in sub. (3) is waived for any applicant who meets the criteria set forth in any one of the paragraphs in this subsection:
DFI-Sec 4.01(4)(a) (a) The applicant has passed the examinations required to be passed by the applicant under sub. (3) within 2 years prior to the date the application for registration is filed in this state.
DFI-Sec 4.01(4)(b) (b) The applicant has been registered within 2 years prior to the date the application is filed in this state, as an agent or as a broker-dealer under the securities law of another state and the following applicable conditions are met:
DFI-Sec 4.01(4)(b)1. 1. The other state where the applicant has been registered has required the uniform securities agent state law examination prior to that 2 year period.
DFI-Sec 4.01(4)(b)2. 2. In the case of examinations required by sub. (3) (a) to (e), the applicant has been registered with the financial industry regulatory authority to engage in the type of business for which the applicant is applying for registration within 2 years prior to the date of filing of the application for registration.
DFI-Sec 4.01(4)(c) (c) The applicant has submitted an undertaking satisfactory to the division setting forth how the applicant's activities will be limited in this state and, in the case of an agent seeking a limited registration, how the agent will be adequately supervised.
DFI-Sec 4.01(4)(d) (d) The applicant has been registered under ch. 551, Stats., within 2 years prior to the date the application is filed as an agent or broker-dealer to engage in the type of business for which the applicant is applying for registration.
DFI-Sec 4.01(4)(e) (e) The applicant is currently registered and in good standing with The Securities and Futures Authority of Great Britain and has passed the Series 17 Modified General Securities Representative Qualification Examination for United Kingdom Representatives, and either the Series 63 Uniform Securities Agent State Law Examination or the Series 66 Uniform Combined State Law Examination, except that the applicant's activities may not include the offer and sale of municipal Securities unless the applicant passes the examination listed in sub. (3) (d).
DFI-Sec 4.01(4)(f) (f) The applicant is currently registered and in good standing as an agent with any Canadian stock exchange or with a securities regulator of any Canadian province or territory, or with the Investment Dealers Association of Canada and has passed either the Series 37 or Series 38 Canada modules of the Series 7 general securities representative qualification examination, and either the Series 63 Uniform Securities Agent State Law Examination or the Series 66 Uniform Combined State Law Examination, except that the applicant's activities may not include the offer and sale of municipal securities unless the applicant passes the examination listed in sub. (3) (d).
DFI-Sec 4.01(4)(h) (h) The applicant has received an order of the division, issued under conditions as the division may prescribe, waiving the requirement to take and pass one or more of the examinations in sub. (3).
DFI-Sec 4.01(5) (5) Any application for registration which is not completed or withdrawn within 6 months from the date it is initially received may be deemed materially incomplete, and the division may issue an order denying the registration.
DFI-Sec 4.01(6)(a)(a) Pursuant to s. 551.406 (3) (b), Stats., the effective date of a registration application is deferred until noon on the 45th day after the filing of any amendment completing the application, unless the application otherwise becomes effective under s. 551.406 (3) (a), Stats.
DFI-Sec 4.01(6)(b) (b) For purposes of s. 551.406 (3) (b), Stats., a written request for additional information is not limited to a request to the applicant or the applicant's employing broker-dealer, and the division may request additional information from third-party sources relevant to the review of the application.
DFI-Sec 4.01(6)(c) (c) Before action on an application, the division may designate an employee to make an examination of the books, records and affairs of the applicant at the applicant's expense.
DFI-Sec 4.01(7) (7) A securities agent registration is effective to authorize the licensee [registrant] to effectuate transactions only in the types of categories of securities that the licensee [registrant] has been qualified to sell by passing the examinations specified in sub. (3).
DFI-Sec 4.01 Note Note: The correct word is shown in brackets.
DFI-Sec 4.01(8) (8) For an agent to simultaneously represent in this state more than one broker-dealer pursuant to s. 551.402 (5), Stats., or an issuer pursuant to s. 551.402 (6), Stats., the following requirements shall be met, in addition to the regular agent registration requirements:
DFI-Sec 4.01(8)(a) (a) Each broker-dealer or issuer that the agent represents shall sign on a form designated by the division in s. DFI-Sec 9.01 (1) (b), a written grant of permission to the agent to represent the other employers. The written grant of permission shall include the identity of all other securities employment affiliations of the agent and contain a listing of all restrictions on the agent's securities activities imposed by the agent's employers.
DFI-Sec 4.01(8)(b) (b) The agent shall sign on the form under par. (a), an acknowledgement and verification of the information required under that paragraph.
DFI-Sec 4.01(8)(c) (c) The manually signed original of the form under par. (a) shall be filed with the division together with a written application, which may be in letter form, on behalf of the agent to simultaneously represent more than one broker-dealer or issuer. The division shall approve the application in writing prior to the agent's transacting securities business while simultaneously representing more than one broker-dealer or issuer.
DFI-Sec 4.01(8)(d) (d) Written disclosure shall be provided regarding the agent's simultaneous representation of more than one broker-dealer or issuer, including the information in par. (a), to each securities customer of the agent not later than the date of receipt of the confirmation for the first securities transaction for the account of the customer by the agent after dual registration is approved by the division.
DFI-Sec 4.01 History History: Cr. Register, December, 1977, No. 264, eff. 1-1-78; am. (1), Register, December, 1979, No. 288, eff. 1-1-80; am. (1) and (4) (b), r. (4) (c), renum. (4) (d) and (e) to be (4) (c) and (d), r. and recr. (5), renum. (7) to be SEC 4.05 (8), Register, December, 1980, No. 300, eff. 1-1-81; am. (1) and (3), Register, December, 1981, No. 312, eff. 1-1-82; am. (3), (5) and (6), r. (4) (a), renum. (4) (b) to (d) to be (4) (a) to (c), Register, December, 1982, No. 324, eff. 1-1-83; am. (1) (a), renum. (2) to be (2) (a) and am., cr. (2) (b) and (7), r. and recr. (3), (4) and (5), Register, December, 1983, No. 336, eff. 1-1-84; cr. (8), Register, December, 1985, No. 360, eff. 1-1-86; am. (2) (b), Register, December, 1986, No. 372, eff. 1-1-87; am. (3) (intro.) and cr. (3) (e) and (9), Register, December, 1988, No. 396, eff. 1-1-89, except (9), eff. 2-1-89; renum. (2) (b) to (2) (c), cr. (2) (b), am. (4) (b), Register, December, 1990, No. 420, eff. 1-1-91; am. (4) (b) and (5) (intro.), cr. (10), Register, December, 1992, No. 444, eff. 1-1-93; r. and recr. (4) (b), am. (5) (intro.), Register, December, No. 468, eff. 1-1-95; am. (3) (intro.) and (5) (intro.), renum. (4) (e) to be (4) (f), cr. (4) (e), Register, December, 1995, No. 480, eff. 1-1-96; r. and recr. (3) (a), am. (3) (b) to (e) and (5) (a) to (d), cr. (3) (f) and (g), (4) (f) and (g) and (5) (e), renum. (4) (f) to be (4) (h), Register, December, 1999, No. 528, eff. 1-1-00; CR 01-082: am. (3) (intro.), cr. (3) (h), r. (5), renum. (6) to (10) to be (5) to (9), Register December 2001 No. 552 eff. 1-1-02; CR 08-077: am. (title), (2), (3) (intro.), (a), (4) (a) to (d), (5), (7), (8) (intro.) and (d), renum. (1) to be (1) (a) and am. (1) (a) (intro.) and 2., cr. (1) (b) and (2) (d), r. and recr. (6), r. (9) Register December 2008 No. 636, eff. 1-1-09; CR 09-056: am. (3) (intro.) and (4) (e) to (g) Register December 2009 No. 648, eff. 1-1-10; CR 10-062: r. (4) (g) Register September 2010 No. 657, eff. 10-1-10.
DFI-Sec 4.02 DFI-Sec 4.02Net capital requirements and aggregate indebtedness limitations.
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