September 1, 2004
Please register my comments on this proposed exemption. I strongly urge the SEC to withdraw this rule. The standards should be identical for brokers and RIAs for the same level of services. It is not in the best interests of the public to have two differing standards. This would create confusion at the very least. I would also urge the SEC to adopt a new rule requiring brokers to comply with the same standards as RIAs. This would be in the best interest of the public and should have been done long ago.
Kimberly Sterling, 3002 Lando Lane, Orlando, Florida 32806