SR-FINRA-2012-020

Proposed Rule Change Relating to TRACE Reporting and Dissemination of Transactions in Agency Pass-Through Mortgage-Backed Securities Traded To Be Announced

Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, Inc. (“FINRA”) is filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC” or “Commission”) a proposed rule change to amend the FINRA Rule 6700 Series and Trade Reporting and Compliance Engine (“TRACE”) dissemination protocols regarding the reporting and dissemination of transactions in TRACE-Eligible Securities that are Agency Pass-Through Mortgage-Backed Securities that are traded to be announced (“TBA”) (“TBA transactions”); to amend FINRA Rule 7730 regarding TRACE fees to provide for data fees for TBA transaction data; and to amend the FINRA Rule 6700 Series and FINRA Rule 7730 to delete references to a pilot program that expired on November 18, 2011, and to incorporate other minor administrative, technical or clarifying changes.