Week InReview: March 16, 2018

SEC proposes trader transaction fee pilot program:

(Mar 14) -- The Securities and Exchange Commission's five members voted unanimously to propose a study of transaction fee changes, including modifications to the "maker-taker" model.

Under the model, exchanges charge traders taking liquidity and provide access fee rebates to market makers giving it. Critics of the model claim brokers can direct orders to certain exchanges to capitalize on rebates and ignore the best prices or executions for clients.

The SEC's commissioners also voted 3-2 along party lines to propose a rule that would scale back liquidity reporting requirements for mutual funds.

Bloomberg BNA

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