Industry Given CAT Relief Due to Coronavirus [UPDATE]

The SEC has released a no-action letter, delaying deadlines for the Consolidated Audit Trail until at least mid-May.


April was to be a big month for the rollout of the long-awaited Consolidated Audit Trail, otherwise known as the CAT. But in the face of a global pandemic, the CAT will have to wait a bit longer to come to life.

On March 17, the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) released a no-action letter that will last through mid-May.

“We understand that COVID-19’s impact on market participants, including necessitating [self-regulatory organizations] and industry members to implement their

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