Wednesday, March 31, 2010
SEC Takes Up Rules on Asset-Backed Securities at April 7 Meeting
The agenda for the SEC's April 7 Open Meeting is:
The Commission will consider whether to propose revisions to Regulation AB and other rules regarding the offering process, disclosure and reporting for asset-backed securities. The proposed amendments would revise the shelf offering process and eligibility criteria for asset-backed securities and require asset-backed issuers to provide enhanced disclosures including information regarding each asset in the underlying pool in a standardized, tagged format. The Commission will also consider proposed revisions to Securities Act Rule 144A and other rules for privately-placed asset-backed securities.