Form PF XML Reporting to the SEC

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The Form PF is a regulatory reporting requirement whereby hedge fund managers registered with the SEC with at least $150 million under management must file a FORM PF periodically.

The purpose of Form PF is to provide the Financial Stability Oversight Council (FSOC), created by the Dodd-Frank financial reform legislation, with data to identify systemic trends in the private fund industry and to assist in monitoring systemic risks to the U.S. financial markets.

To facilitate the filing of Form PF, the SEC provides an XML-based filing submission interface.  The XML-based Form PF filing interface may be accessed in two ways:

  • interactively via the PFRD website, and
  • programmatically, machine-to-machine, via the PFRD filing submission Web Service.

XML Authority can be used to generate the XML Form PF for submitting via the PFRD website.

FATCA XML Schema Entry Point in XML Authority


XML Authority displays the Form PF to the user in an easy to understand and interactive manner.  Schema documentation is presented as tooltips making the specifics of the reporting requirements easy to understand.





XML Authority’s schema library contains the PF Form XML schema that can be customised using the schema masking functionality to closely match the data you need to submit.

PF Form Table in XML Authority
FATCA XML Schema Representation in XML Authority


XML Authority’s intuitive user interface makes producing valid Form PF XML filings easy with little or no training. The user guide provided by the SEC can be difficult to interpret.  Using XML Authority’s simple presentation of the schema as a set of forms and tables, a detailed understanding of the data requirements can be gained at a glance.


Reports can be further simplified by eliminating non-relevant sections using the Schema Masking functionality. Easly hide non-mandatory elements (individual reporting elements or entire report sections) which not only simplifies the schema layout but also reduces the complexity of your required import data.

Masking of CbC Schema
Integrate to Data in Excel or Relational Database


Save time and reduce errors by importing data from XML Authority generated Microsoft Excel import templates or linking to data in relational databases. Create a set of related tables from which to read data which conform to the FATCA Reporting XML schema using database scripts generated by XML Authority itself.


Be assured that your data is in compliance with the requirements of the schema through XML Authority’s validation functionality. Get real-time feedback on the validity of data input and use the interactive Validations panel to help find and navigate to issues which would cause rejection at the submission gateway.

CbC Validation