Covered Agency Transactions

On October 25, the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) filed a rule change (SR-FINRA-2019-026) with the Securities and Exchange Commission that postpones for another full year the implementation of mandatory margin for Covered Agency Transactions under FINRA Rule 4210. The scheduled implementation date will now be March 25, 2021 instead of March 25, 2020.  
Continue Reading Another Postponement of Margin Rules for Covered Agency Transactions Under FINRA Rule 4210

On February 12, the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) issued Regulatory Notice 19-05 (Notice) informing member firms that the effective date for the implementation of the amendments to FINRA Rule 4210 has been postponed. The amendments, which will establish mandatory margin requirements for certain covered agency transactions, will go into effect on March 25, 2020

On June 15, the Securities and Exchange Commission approved on an accelerated basis proposed amendments to FINRA Rule 4210 to establish margin requirements for TBA transactions, Specified Pool Transactions and certain forward transactions involving collateralized mortgage obligations (collectively, Covered Agency Transactions).
Continue Reading SEC Approves Revised FINRA Margin Requirements Rule

The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority proposed to amend FINRA Rule 4210 to establish margin requirements for to-be-announced transactions, specified pool transactions and collateralized mortgage obligations that are issued in conformity with a program of an agency or government-sponsored enterprise (collectively, Covered Agency Transactions).
Continue Reading FINRA Files Proposed Rule Change to Amend Margin Requirements for the TBA Market