SEC seeks to tighten regulations on Treasury trading platforms

By Tom Zanki (January 26, 2022, 6:13 PM EST) – The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission on Wednesday proposed rules to increase oversight of unregistered sites that match buyers and sellers of Treasury bills and securities. other government securities, saying the status quo lacks investor guarantees.

A majority of the SEC wants to extend ATS regulation, which governs alternative trading systems, to oversee Treasury trading platforms that operate similarly to exchanges but are not registered as such. Many of these electronic sites impact the $23 trillion US Treasury market, officials said, but are not subject to the SEC’s regulatory framework.

“I support these amendments because, if passed, they would help promote resilience and better access to…

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