Week inAdvance
Monday | Mar 16, 2020
Finra, which started collecting transaction data for U.S. Treasuries in 2017, began publicly releasing weekly aggregate volume statistics last Tuesday. Reports covering the prior week will be published on  Finra’s website on Tuesdays at 8am New York time (or on Wednesdays if Monday is a holiday).

All times are Eastern and subject to change.
please join us
Wednesday, Mar 18
INVESTORS CMBS industry update
3 - 3:15 pm

Thursday, Mar 19
INVESTORS market practices industry update
11:30 am - noon

Come when you can. Leave when you have to. Take your calls.

for more info:
Matthew Jones, executive director
(202) 712-9050
at the agencies
Wednesday, Mar 18
The Fed slashed its benchmark  interest rate to near zero on Sunday  and said it would buy $700 billion in Treasury and mortgage-backed securities. The Fed planned to announce its rate decision after a two-day Federal Open Market Committee meeting, with many economists expecting it to cut interest rates to their lowest level since 2015. Policy makers planned to act before the March 17-18 FOMC meeting “ if they think they’ve seen enough .”

Thursday, Mar 19
Open meeting to consider:
  • Final rule: Amendment to Regulation 23.161 — Compliance schedule extension for initial margin requirements for uncleared swaps
  • Proposed rule: Amendments to compliance requirements for commodity pool operators on Form CPO-PQR
  • Final interpretive guidance: Retail commodity transactions involving certain digital assets

Thursday, Mar 19
Free webinar to demonstrate enhancements to the transparency of continuing disclosure submissions available to the public on the  MSRB's EMMA ®  website , including:
  • How submitters modify a published disclosure to replace files, correct categories and revise descriptive information that appears on the EMMA website;
  • New features to display the history of modifications to a disclosure submission; and
  • Upcoming enhancements to improve the transparency of the timing of issuers' annual and audited financial disclosures.
on the hill
No hearings of note.
across the globe
Monday, Mar 16
G7 leaders to discuss their response to the COVID-19 crisis to co-ordinate research efforts on a vaccine and treatments, as well as their economic and financial response.

Monday, Mar 16
Euro-area finance ministers to discuss the impact of COVID-19 and measures to restart their economies.

Monday, Mar 16
JEDDAH, Saudi Arabia
G20 Financing for Sustainable Development Goals.

Monday, Mar 16 -
Tuesday, Mar 17
Poli tico AI Summit: Innovation & Governance.
other events
Thursday, Mar 19
The  March equinox  occurs at 11:50 p.m. EDT. The sun will shine directly on the equator and there will be nearly equal amounts of day and night throughout the world. This is the first day of spring (vernal equinox) in the Northern Hemisphere and the first day of fall (autumnal equinox) in the Southern Hemisphere.
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