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May 2, 2011 12:01 am

Just curious if anyone else has had experience with brokerage firm not wanting to hold liscenses after 2 year period.  At one time I was a Branch Manager, but now I am an FA.  I was not in management at my prior firm and they had no problem holding my 8 &24 for almost 6 years .  I'm almost at the 2 year mark with my current firm and I was just curious if asking them to hold them is a reasonable request.  I don't know how much of a cost / admin issue it is for firms to keep up with liscenses etc...  I don't need my 8 & 24 now, but I would like to retain just in case I may need them in the future.  Any thoughts or comments would be appreciated.

May 15, 2011 3:56 pm

Technically a BD should register your 8 or 24 if you're in a principal/manager capacity however, a lot of firms would register it so you don't lose it.  Firms that don't probably view registering your 8/24 as an implied license to act in a principal capacity and if you're not employed as such they may see that as a risk -- so they wouldn't register you.