The SEC voted to propose rules that would impose certain business conduct standards upon security-based swap dealers and major security-based swap participants when those parties engage in security-based swap transactions.
The proposed rules would require security-based swap dealers and major security-based swap participants to communicate in a fair and balanced manner and make certain disclosures, including conflicts of interest and material incentives to potential counterparties. Additional requirements would be imposed for dealings with special entities, which include municipalities, pension plans, endowments and similar entities.
The SEC deadline for public comments on the proposal is August 29, 2011.
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