SEC ratings watchdog floats reassessing rule 17g-5

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By Max Adams
25 Feb 2020

Remarks delivered by the Securities and Exchange Commission’s director of the office of credit ratings at SFVegas on Monday hinted at the possibility that the regulator could re-evaluate the effectiveness of Rule 17g-5, a post-crisis rule intended to address conflicts in the issuer pay model.

Speaking on Monday morning, director of the OCR Jessica Kane stated that the SEC is looking to engage further with the market on the effectiveness of the rule. Rule 17g-5 was adopted in 2009, requiring a rating agency to make information related to a securitization rating public so that another rating ...

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