Final Rule: Issuer Review of Assets in Offerings of Asset-Backed Securities
Federal Register Publication Date: 01/25/2011
Summary: The SEC adopted new requirements in order to implement Section 945 of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act of 2010. The SEC adopted a new rule under the Securities Act of 1933 to require any issuer registering the offer and sale of an asset-backed security (“ABS”) to perform a review of the assets underlying the ABS. The SEC also adopted amendments to Item 1111 of Regulation AB that would require an ABS issuer to disclose the nature of its review of the assets and the findings and conclusions of the issuer’s review of the assets.