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Technical Notice

Modifications to TRACE Dissemination Protocols for Specified Pool Transactions (MBS) – Test File Available Now

April 19, 2021

As announced in Regulatory Notice 21-02, FINRA is modifying the convention for rounding the original Loan-To-Value ratio used in the dissemination of transactions in  agency pass-through mortgage-backed securities and Small Business Administration (SBA)-backed asset-backed securities traded in specified pool transactions. This change will become effective on Monday, May 17, 2021.  On this day TRACE RDID Master File will be updated with the security changes.

To test the volume of changes (RDID reassignments) that will occur on May 17, 2021, the test MBS File is now available.  Note, this test file is a static file and will not change from week to week up until the implementation date.

Please note, while there are NO required technical changes or amendments to any of the FINRA technical specifications for the Securitized Products Data Feed (SPDS), or the Reference Data API,  this implementation will impact the assignment of the Reference Data Identifier (RDID) for each MBS security.

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