Fed Enlists Finra to Expand Data Collection Efforts

The expanded data collection efforts are a response to changes in fixed income trading practices and increased volatility.


The US Federal Reserve is “close to finalizing an agreement” with the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (Finra) to collect trade data from a wider range of market participants in the US Treasury markets, as part of plans to expand the data that the Fed captures on the fixed income markets.

In a speech on December 3, Federal Reserve governors’ board member Lael Brainard noted that data collected and disseminated via Finra’s TRACE (Trade Reporting and Compliance Engine) has proved

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