The Securities and Exchange Commission and the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) today announced they've opened registration for the inaugural CCOutreach BD National Seminar for broker-dealer chief compliance officers.

The event, which aims to foster strong compliance practices for the protection of investors, will be held on March 7, 2008, from 8:45 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the SEC's headquarters at 100 F Street, N.E. in Washington, D.C. Attendance is limited to 500, and will be on a first-come, first-served basis.

The seminar will include panel discussions with SEC and FINRA staff and CCOs from both large and small broker-dealers covering the latest compliance developments. The national seminar will be followed by a series of regional seminars held by SEC and FINRA staff. Dates and locations for the regional seminars will be announced later.

The agenda and registration information for the CCOutreach BD National Seminar is available at or