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SEC Issues Agenda for October 29 Meeting of the Fixed Income Market Structure Advisory Committee


Washington D.C., Oct. 24, 2018 —

The Securities and Exchange Commission today released the agenda for the Oct. 29 meeting of the Fixed Income Market Structure Advisory Committee meeting.  The Commission established the advisory committee to provide a formal mechanism through which the Commission can receive advice and recommendations on fixed income market structure issues.

The meeting will be held at the SEC’s headquarters at 100 F Street, N.E., Washington, D.C., and is open to the public.  The meeting will be webcast live on the SEC’s website,, and will be archived on the website for later viewing.

Members of the public who wish to provide their views on the matters to be considered by the Fixed Income Market Structure Advisory Committee may submit comments either electronically or on paper, as described below.  Please submit comments using one method only.  Information that is submitted will become part of the public record of the meeting.

Electronic submissions:

Use the SEC’s Internet submission form or send an e-mail to

Paper submissions:

Send paper submissions in triplicate to Brent Fields, Secretary, Securities and Exchange Commission, 100 F Street, N.E., Washington, D.C. 20549-1090.

All submissions should refer to File Number 265-30, and the file number should be included on the subject line if e-mail is used.

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Oct. 29, 2018

9:30 a.m.       Welcome and Opening Remarks 

10 a.m.          Draft Recommendations on ETF Classification and Education and Data

11:15 a.m.     Break  

11:30 a.m.     Draft Recommendation on Collection and Dissemination of Reference Data

  • Fred Demesy, Refinitiv
  • Spencer Gallagher, ICE Data Services
  • Bob LoBue, JP Morgan
  • Ola Persson, FINRA
  • Alex Sedgwick, T. Rowe Price

12:45 p.m.     Lunch Break

1:30 p.m.       Corporate Bond Transparency Subcommittee Update

1:45 p.m.       Municipal Securities Transparency Subcommittee Update and Presentation of Pre-Trade Transparency Analysis

  • Simon Wu, MSRB

2:15 p.m.       Corporate Credit Markets: The Role of Credit Ratings in a Higher Leverage World

  • Eric Beinstein, JP Morgan
  • John Bender, Legal and General Investment Management America
  • Daniel Gates, Moody’s Investors Service
  • Van Hesser, Kroll Bond Rating Agency
  • Brian Kennedy, Loomis Sayles
  • Tom Murphy, Columbia Threadneedle Investments
  • Craig Parmelee, S&P Global
  • Adam Richmond, Morgan Stanley

3:45 p.m.         Future Topics for Committee Consideration

4:15 p.m.         Adjournment


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