Standards for Covered Clearing Agencies
The Securities and Exchange Commission (``SEC'' or ``Commission'') proposes to amend Rule 17Ad-22 and add Rule 17Ab2-2 pursuant to Section 17A of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (``Exchange Act'') and the Payment, Clearing, and Settlement Supervision Act of 2010 (``Clearing Supervision Act''), adopted in Title VIII of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act of 2010 (``Dodd-Frank Act''). Among other things, the proposed rules would establish standards for the operation and governance of certain types of registered clearing agencies that meet the definition of a ``covered clearing agency.''
The Securities and Exchange Commission will host a cybersecurity roundtable. Roundtable panelists will discuss the cybersecurity landscape and cybersecurity issues faced by exchanges and other key market systems, broker-dealers, investment advisers, transfer agents, and public companies. Panelists also will be invited to discuss industry and public-private sector coordination efforts relating to assessing and responding to cybersecurity issues. The roundtable discussion will be held in the auditorium of the Securities and Exchange Commission headquarters at 100 F Street NE., Washington, DC on March 26, 2014 from 9:30 a.m. to approximately 3:00 p.m. The public is invited to observe the roundtable discussion. Seating will be available on a first-come, first-serve basis. The roundtable discussion will also be available via webcast on the Commission's Web site at www.sec.gov.