Finra has told firms to stop reporting trades to the Oats tape from September 1, as the SEC's Cat becomes the definitive audit trail for US securities markets activity.
Oats reporting could be fully migrated to the Consolidated Audit Trail and the Oats system retired as early as June 30.
Anthony takes a look at the Consolidated Audit Trail and concerns over its security. He also touches on the rapidly changing face of the regulatory reporting marketplace.
As CAT reporting activity picks up, error rates have somewhat surprisingly been well below what was expected in the testing and production environments.
A summary of some of the past week’s financial technology news.
Robert Jackson dissented from a new proposed order to modernize exchange data.
Technical specifications will remain the same even as the committee works on finding a new database operator.
WatersTechnology investigates the torturous journey to create a stock-trading database for the US, and where the project goes from here.
The Consolidated Audit Trail will begin receiving reports on November 15, a year after it was supposed to start.
Shutting down Oats may take two years and depend on CAT data accuracy.
On January 17, the self-regulatory organizations announced that Thesys Technologies had won the right to build the Consolidated Audit Trail, putting it in charge of what will be one of the biggest financial technology projects in the history of the…
Thesys choice upsets the status quo.
Vendor selected from 31 bidders to build, implement and maintain the Consolidated Audit Trail.
Requiring SROs to report data to obsolete platforms is counterintuitive to the entire industry.
The regulator modified several points of the NMS plan prior to approval.
The failures included missing or duplicate reports, and erroneous data for timestamps and execution quantities, among other data fields.
What still lies ahead for the Consolidated Audit Trail?
Firms will need to focus on their clocks when it comes time to start reporting to the CAT.
OATS reporting violations said to span more than eight years.
Perseus' Jock Percy looks at the need for clock standardization.
New order audit trail specifications are expected to generate increased volume of codes for processing, including more rejected code issues for firms to address. Michael Shashoua lays out the scope of the new rules and how firms are viewing the…
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