On February 11, 2015, the Securities and Exchange Commission published final rules regarding security-based swap data repository registration and security-based swap reporting in accordance with Section 763 and Section 766 of Title VII of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act. The final rules establish (i) a registration process for swap data repositories; and (ii) certain policies and procedures for the reporting and dissemination of security-based swap transactions by registered swap data repositories. The goal of the regulation is to improve transparency in security-based swap reporting and is a part of the overall regulatory agenda to improve transparency in the OTC derivatives markets. Additionally, the SEC issued two security-based swap proposed rules regarding the physical reporting and public availability of security-based swap data. The SEC also proposed new rules, rule amendments and guidance to Regulation SBSR regarding the reporting duties for cleared and platform-executed security-based swap transactions.

The final rule is available on the SEC site at:

http://www.sec.gov/rules/final/2015/34-74244.pdf

and the SEC Open Meeting notice is available at:

http://www.sec.gov/news/openmeetings/2015/ssamtg011415.htm