The Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada (IIROC) recently published an update on the implementation of transaction reporting for debt securities. By way of Notice 16-0238 on October 17, 2016, IIROC advised dealer members that phase 2 implementation of Rule 2800C will become effective on November 1, 2016. IIROC further advised dealer members that prior to November 1, all dealer members that transact in debt securities must complete the MTRS 2.0 Dealer Member Enrollment Form and obtain the applicable credentials.

Notably, phase 2 of the implementation of Rule 2800C will expand reporting obligations to all dealer members (which includes those that were not included as part of the phase 1 implementation). Phase 2 will also expand the reporting obligations of dealer members included in the phase 1 implementation to include all foreign-currency denominated transactions.

For further information, please consult the Debt Securities Transaction Reporting MTRS 2.0 User Guide.