January 10, 2011
SEC Reports on Credit Rating Agencies
The SEC released its annual report on credit rating agencies required under Section 6 of the Credit Rating Agency Reform Act of 2006, which requires the Commission to submit an annual report that
• Identifies applicants for registration as nationally recognized statistical
rating organizations (“NRSROs”) under Section 15E of the Securities
Exchange Act of 1934 (“Exchange Act”);
• Specifies the number of and actions taken on such applications; and
• Specifies the views of the Commission on the state of competition,
transparency, and conflicts of interest among NRSROs.
This report provides an overview of the rules and rule amendments that the Commission proposed and adopted during the period from June 26, 2009 to June 25,2010, and addresses each of the items specified in Section 6 of the Rating Agency Act.
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