The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority has issued a notice clarifying the “as soon as practicable” requirement under FINRA reporting rules for transactions effected over-the-counter (OTC). As background, FINRA rules provide that OTC trades in national market system (NMS) securities that are executed during the hours that a FINRA trade reporting facility is open must be reported for dissemination purposes as soon as practicable, but no later than 10 seconds, following trade execution.
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On March 29, the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission a proposed amendment to FINRA Rule 6184 (Transactions in Exchange-Traded Managed Fund Shares (NextShares)). The amended rule would require the FINRA/NASDAQ Trade Reporting Facility (FINRA/NASDAQ TRF) to provide market participants with access to the final trade price for each over-the-counter (OTC) transaction in NextShares reported to the FINRA/NASDQ TRF for public dissemination purposes.
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