The Bureau of Economic Analysis is expanding a survey effort that looks at financial services transactions between U.S. financial services companies and non-U.S. persons.

The BEA, an arm of the U.S. Department of Commerce, discussed the survey program recently in a notice of proposed rulemaking published in the Federal Register.

The new BE-180, Benchmark Survey of Financial Services Transactions between U.S. Financial Services Providers and Foreign Persons, would replace the narrower BE-80, Benchmark Survey of Financial Services Transactions Between U.S. Financial Services Providers and Unaffiliated Foreign Persons, officials say in the preamble to the proposed rule.

If adopted, the new survey would be conducted every 5 years.

Survey participants would include insurers, insurance agencies and insurance brokers along with other financial services companies, and questions would cover topics such as brokerage services, financial management services and custody services.

Comments on the survey are due May 10.