Futures should be considered for inclusion in US consolidated audit trail database, overseer says

25 October 2019 5:11pm
The US database of stock and options trades known as the consolidated audit trail should possibly be expanded to include futures transactions in a few years, said an industry panel chief helping to oversee the project.

Market participants will have their “hands full" through 2022 in developing the US Securities and Exchange Commission-sponsored project aimed at tracking market manipulation and identifying causes of volatility, said Michael Simon, head of the CAT NMS Plan Operating Committee.