On October 15, 2019, the applicable securities regulatory authorities approved amendments (Amendments) to the Dealer Member Rules (DMR) to require Dealer Members to report the following client identifiers for transactions in debt securities:
- Legal Entity Identifier (LEI) for a client supervised as an institutional client
- account number for a client supervised as a retail client.
On July 11, 2019, IIROC published for comment proposed amendments in IIROC Notice 19-0118 – Proposed Amendments Respecting Client Identifiers in Reportable Debt Transactions. All relevant background, including the description and impact of the Amendments, is set out in this Notice.
We received two comment letters in response to IIROC Notice 19-0118. Appendix D provides a summary of the public comments received and our responses.
We have not made any revisions to the Amendments, as set out in Notice 19-0118.
The Amendments reduce the impacts on Dealer Members that supervise some institutional clients as retail clients by allowing them to use client account numbers as client identifiers for both debt and listed securities.
The Amendments are effective on October 18, 2019, being one day after the publication of this Notice.