Notice to Members 06-22
NASD Requests Comment on Publicly Disseminating in TRACE Information Whether a Transaction was an Inter-Dealer or a Dealer-Customer Transaction and, in Dealer-Customer Transactions, Whether the Broker-Dealer was a Buyer or Seller;
Currently, NASD members that are parties to a transaction in a TRACE-eligible security report several types of information to the Trade Reporting and Compliance Engine (TRACE) system. Among other things, for each transaction, the member reports that it is a buyer (Buyer) or a seller (Seller) (Buy/Sell information) and the member's counterparty is another broker-dealer (Dealer) or a customer (Customer) (Customer/Dealer information). The Buy/Sell and Customer/Dealer information is not currently disseminated. NASD requests comment on publicly disseminating the Buy/Sell information and the Customer/Dealer information.
Hard-copy comment should be mailed to Barbara Z. Sweeney. Questions regarding this Notice may be directed to Elliot Levine, Chief Counsel, Transparency Services, Markets, Services and Information (MSI), at (202) 728-8405; David H. Lefferts, Vice President, Transparency Services, MSI, at (212) 858-4389; or Sharon K. Zackula, Associate General Counsel, Office of General Counsel, Regulatory Policy and Oversight, at (202) 728-8985.