SR-FINRA-2012-034

Proposed Rule Change to Amend TRACE Reporting Rules Relating to Transfers of TRACE-Eligible Securities to Create or Redeem Instruments Such as an ETF

Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, Inc. (“FINRA”) is filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC” or “Commission”) a proposed rule change to amend FINRA Rule 6730(e) to expressly exclude from the Trade Reporting and Compliance Engine (“TRACE”) trade reporting requirements transfers of TRACE-Eligible Securities for the sole purpose of creating or redeeming instruments such as exchange-traded funds (“ETFs”).