Wednesday, October 13, 2010
The SEC today adopted an interim rule that requires certain swaps dealers and other parties to report any security-based swaps entered into prior to the July 21 passage of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act. This rule applies only to such swaps whose terms had not expired as of July 21. The interim rule requires parties to report security-based swap information to the SEC or to a registered security-based swap data repository. Parties also are required to preserve data pertaining to the terms of pre-enactment security-based swaps in support of the reporting requirements.