- Safi Bello
SEC Proposes Amendments to Codify Exemption to Credit Rating Agency Rule
U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission press release --------- The Securities and Exchange Commission today announced that it has voted to propose rule amendments to codify an existing temporary exemption for credit rating agencies registered with the Commission as nationally recognized statistical rating organizations (NRSROs). Rule 17g-5(a)(3) under the Securities Exchange Act established a program to provide information necessary to determine a structured finance product’s credit rating to NRSROs that were not hired by the issuer, sponsor, or underwriter of the structured finance product. Prior to the compliance date for Rule 17g‑5(a)(3), the Commission granted a temporary conditional exemption to the rule for certain structured finance products issued by non-U.S. persons and offered and sold outside the United States. The Commission subsequently extended this exemption. To learn more click on the picture below to read the release.