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    IOSCO Consults on Improving Transparency of Corporate Bond Markets

    August 14, 2017

    IOSCO published a consultation report on regulatory reporting and public transparency in the secondary corporate bond markets. This report sets forth seven recommendations that update the 2004 IOSCO report on transparency of corporate bond markets. Comments are due by October 16, 2017.

    In this report, IOSCO proposed recommendations for increasing transparency and the information on secondary corporate bond markets, available to both regulators and the public. The report recommends that regulatory authorities should ensure that they have access to sufficient information to perform regulatory functions. It also recommends that the regulatory authorities should look at how they could enhance pre-trade transparency in corporate bond markets and implement regimes that require post-trade transparency, taking into account the potential impact pre-and-post trade transparency may have on market liquidity. IOSCO believes that an increase in publicly available information on corporate bond trading supports the price discovery process and enables participants in the corporate bond markets to make more informed investment choices and better assess execution quality. These improvements have the potential to attract additional liquidity from both new and existing participants. 

     

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    Comment Due Date: October 16, 2017

    Keywords: International, Banking, Securities, Corporate Bond Market, Regulatory Reporting, IOSCO


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