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Volume 2014 - Number 47

December 12, 2014

FINRA Set to Propose ‘Conservative and Measured’ Increase to Transparency on Pricing of MBS Trades

The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority will soon propose increasing transparency on trading of certain MBS, but officials say it wonít the market. Late last week, the FINRA board of governors authorized issuance of a regulatory notice soliciting comment on a proposal to amend rules for Trade Reporting and Compliance Engine, or TRACE. The proposal would provide for public dissemination of transaction information in real time for deals valued under $1 million, and in aggregate weekly and monthly reports for transactions valued at $1 million or more. FINRA Chairman and CEO Rick Ketchum said...

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With originations expected to drop in 2018, will your shop turn to non-QM/non-prime mortgage products as a way to bolster volumes?

Yes, definitely. We’re planning a launch.


No. It’s still difficult compliance/regulatory-wise.


Maybe. It’s under consideration.


Not now. But things could change as 2018 progresses.