Ownership Limitations and Governance Requirements for Security-Based Swap Clearing Agencies, Security-Based Swap Execution Facilities, and National Securities Exchanges With Respect to Security-Based Swaps Under Regulation MC
The Securities and Exchange Commission (``Commission'') is reopening the period for public comment on proposed Regulation MC under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (``Exchange Act''), which is designed to mitigate potential conflicts of interest at clearing agencies that clear security-based swaps (``security-based swap clearing agencies''), security-based swap execution facilities (``SB SEFs''), and national securities exchanges that post or make available for trading security-based swaps (``SBS exchanges''). The proposal was originally published in Securities Exchange Act Release No. 63107 (October 14, 2010), 75 FR 65882 (October 26, 2010) (``Regulation MC Proposing Release''). The Commission is reopening the period for public comment to solicit further comment on Regulation MC in light of other more recent proposed rulemakings that concern conflicts of interest at security-based swap clearing agencies and SB SEFs.