Internet Outage shenanigans? Currently, any users attempting to submit a TRACE or Over the Counter Reporting Facility (ORF) form filing will incur an error. FINRA has stated they will advise when this issue has been resolved.


The Trade Reporting and Compliance Engine is the FINRA-developed vehicle that facilitates the mandatory reporting of over-the-counter transactions in eligible fixed income securities.

All broker-dealers who are FINRA member firms have an obligation to report transactions in TRACE-eligible securities under an SEC-approved set of rules.


The OTC Reporting Facility (ORF) is the service provided by FINRA for the reporting of trades in OTC Equity Securities executed other than on or through an exchange and for trades in Restricted Equity Securities effected under Securities Act Rule 144A and dissemination of last sale reports.

For those OTC Equity Securities and Restricted Equity Securities that are not eligible for clearance and settlement through the facilities of the National Securities Clearing Corporation, the ORF comparison function will not be available. However, the ORF will support the entry and dissemination of last sale data on such securities.

Members that report transactions in OTC Equity Securities and Restricted Equity Securities to the ORF must comply with theย 6600 and 7300ย Series, as well as all other applicable rules and regulations.

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