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Volume 2014 - Number 1

January 10, 2014

SIFMA Opposes FINRA’s Proposed Rule Change for ABS Transactions, Citing Effect on Market Liquidity

The Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association is opposed to the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority’s recent proposal to begin disseminating data for transactions in ABS and non-agency commercial MBS, out of concern it could compromise market liquidity. At issue are FINRA’s proposed changes in Trade Reporting and Compliance Engine to disseminate additional ABS transactions and at the same time reduce the reporting periods for such securities. The proposal would implement shorter reporting timeframes for ABS transactions (initially 45 minutes for six months, then 15 minutes), as well as real-time dissemination of trade information. “While SIFMA members agree...

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