The Securities and Exchange Commission announced on September 2, 2010, that it has adopted a temporary rule requiring municipal advisors to register with the SEC by October 1, a deadline established by the newly-enacted Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act.
Municipal advisors can now access and complete the new registration form (Form MA-T) on the SEC’s website. Municipal advisors are encouraged to begin the registration process as soon as possible because of the impending registration deadline and the requirement that applicants first obtain an ID and password.
The SEC implemented the registration provision on an interim basis in order for municipal advisors to meet the new law’s October 1 registration deadline. The SEC expects to propose a permanent rule later this year.
For more information click here: Municipal Advisers Must Register With the SEC by October 1
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