The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) also voted yesterday to take a number of measures with the intent of increasing the oversight of credit ratings agencies. Among other things, the SEC decided to: (i) adopt rules to provide greater information respecting ratings histories; (ii) propose amendments to require annual compliance reports; and (iii) propose new rules that would require the disclosure of information respecting what a credit rating covered, any material limitations on the scope of the rating and whether "ratings shopping" had occurred. Public comments are being accepted by the SEC for 60 days from the publication of the amendments by the Federal Register.