On July 13, 2016, the SEC adopted a series of amendments and related guidance regarding Regulation SBSR, which governs the regulatory reporting and public dissemination of security-based swap transactions. The amendments, among other things, assign reporting duties for platform-executed security-based swaps submitted for clearing and those resulting from the clearing process, establish reporting and publication requirements for certain cross-border security-based swaps, and prohibit swap data repositories from imposing fees or usage restrictions on data that Regulation SBSR requires be made public. The goal of the amendments and guidance is to increase transparency in the security-based swap market by facilitating better public access to transaction information and expanding the scope of Regulation SBSR to cover additional transactions and entities. The amendments and guidance will be effective on October 11, 2016. The rules and guidance also establish a compliance schedule for portions of Regulation SBSR, providing that transaction reporting will not begin until after security-based swap dealers and major security-based swap participants have registered with the SEC.

The final rule is available at: https://www.federalregister.gov/articles/2016/08/12/2016-17032/regulation-sbsr-reporting-anddissemination-of-security-based-swap-information#h-4