Finra CAT Taps CenturyLink for Private-Link Reporting

Industry members are also being asked to focus on large-volume trades for December’s deadline.


Finra CAT, the operator of the consolidated audit trail (CAT) and a unit of the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (Finra), has contracted CenturyLink to facilitate private links into the CAT.

Shelly Bohlin, chief operating officer of Finra CAT, said they decided to offer private-link file uploading and reporting because there are companies who are more comfortable submitting files through a direct link, rather than through a web portal.

“It’s been a very carefully thought out decision

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