Inter-agency WG releases report on treasury market resilience efforts

The Inter-Agency Working Group on Treasury Market Surveillance (IAWG), which is composed of staff from the US Department of the Treasury, the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, the US Securities and Exchange Commission, and the US Commodity Futures Trading Commission, issued a staff progress report to provide an additional update on a wide range of significant steps its members have taken to enhance the resilience of the US Treasury market.

The IAWG members have, among other steps:

  • announced plans to implement a Treasury buyback program in 2024;
  • adopted amendments requiring certain firms that are significantly involved in the proprietary trading of Treasury securities to become members of the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) and report their Treasury transactions to FINRA’s Trade Reporting and Compliance Engine (TRACE);
  • approved further enhancements to the public release of data on secondary market transactions in on-the-run Treasury securities;
  • adopted changes to SEC Form N-MFP that will provide, among other items, more granular information about activity of money market funds in the Treasury repurchase agreement (repo) market;
  • adopted changes to SEC Form PF that will enable better monitoring of the activity of liquidity funds and will draw clearer distinctions between cash and derivatives activity in the Treasury markets;
  • adopted rules requiring reporting of the terms of securities lending transactions in a timely manner; and
  • approved changes that will expand cross-margining between central counterparties that clear cash and derivatives transactions related to Treasury securities and improve the management of member defaults.

Read the full report

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