SEC Adopts New Rules and Amendments under Title VII of Dodd-Frank

Washington D.C., (STL.News) – The Securities and Exchange Commission today announced that it took a significant step toward establishing the regulatory regime for security-based swap dealers by adopting a package of rules and rule amendments under Title VII of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (Dodd-Frank Act).  These actions establish recordkeeping and reporting requirements for security-based swap dealers and major security-based swap participants and amend the recordkeeping and reporting requirements for broker-dealers.  Under these rules, these companies will be required to create and retain fundamental business records to document and track their operations, facilitating the Commission’s aonbility to monitor compliance and reducing risk to the market.

“I once again would like to thank Commissioner Peirce for her excellent leadership of our efforts to stand up the Dodd-Frank Title VII regulatory regime.  These rules will help the Commission ensure compliance with rules designed to promote financial responsibility and investor protection,” said SEC Chairman Jay Clayton.  “Also, I want to thank our colleagues at the SEC, including in the Division of Trading and Markets and the Division of Economic Risk and Analysis, as well as CFTC Chairman Tarbert, Commissioner Quintenz and their colleagues, for their efforts and commitments to inter-agency cooperation.”

“With these rules that we finalized, the Commission has taken another important step toward the registration and regulation of security-based swap dealers and major security-based swap participants and the full implementation of the regulatory framework mandated by Congress in Title VII of the Dodd-Frank Act.  These rules reflect the hard work of our staff in Trading and Markets and DERA and are the product of ongoing close cooperation with our colleagues at the CFTC, including Chairman Tarbert and Commissioner Quintenz,” said SEC Commissioner Hester Peirce.  “I am particularly pleased to see the alternative compliance mechanisms built into the final rule.”