OATS Announcements

FINRA Hosting an OATS Industry Call and WebEx Presentation on Thursday, June 19, 2014


FINRA released a new version of the OATS Reporting Technical Specifications on May 9, 2014. The changes identified in the Technical Specifications will be put into the OATS Production environment on Monday, September 15, 2014. View the current version of the OATS Reporting Technical Specifications. Additionally, FINRA has recently posted a series of OATS Reports related to various topics including the OATS impacts of the migration of the OTC Reporting Facility ("ORF") to a new technology platform.


FINRA will host an educational telephone conference and WebEx presentation related to these topics on Thursday, June 19, 2014 at 4:15 p.m., ET. Topics to be discussed include:

  • Reporting to OATS in Milliseconds
  • Order Trade Matching for the ORF
  • OATS Execution Timestamps on PRP and Stop Stock Transactions
  • Excluded Firm Requirements During a Reporting Firm Transition
  • Exchange Route Matching to the BATS Exchanges
  • Amended Guidance for Orders Transmitted to the Trading Desk Within One Second of Receipt
  • Updated Guidance Related to Negotiated Trades
  • Question and answer session


The details of the call are as follows:


Call Information:


Time: 4:15 p.m., ET
Call-In Number: (888) 390-3407
Leader's Name: Paul McKenney
Conference Number: 6666384
Password: 1096662


You must pre-register in order to participate in this conference call.


To register for the telephone portion of this conference:

Go to our My Meetings Web page and click on "Web RSVP" on the bottom right corner or go to the website and input the required information.

  • Enter the conference number and passcode.
    • Conference Number: 6666384
    • Conference Passcode: 1096662
    • PIN: (Important: Leave this area blank or enter your pin to modify an existing reservation


Provide your information for the event leader and then click submit.


WebEx information:

Topic: OATS
Date: Thursday, June 19, 2014
Time: 4:15 pm, Eastern Daylight Time (New York, GMT-04:00)
Meeting Number: 651 774 781
Meeting Password: OATS


To join the online meeting (Now from mobile devices!)

  1. Go to https://finra.webex.com/finra/j.php?MTID=m40f57/508ef41be0e335429bab0bd0d5c[finra.webex.com]
  2. If requested, enter your name and email address.
  3. If a password is required, enter the meeting password: OATS
  4. Click "Join".


To view in other time zones or languages, please click the link: https://finra.webex.com/finra/j.php?MTID=m8a4454620ed2d0d3f8e46efaacada51e[finra.webex.com]


Please contact the OATS Helpdesk at (800) 321-6273 should you have any questions or concerns regarding OATS.