Regulation AB governs registration, reporting and disclosure requirements for all things asset-backed. The Securities and Exchange Commission appears to be ready to update it significantly, but, nearly four years after changes were originally proposed, it’s not clear exactly what the Commission will do.

The original Reg AB was published in December 2004. It codified years of guidance and practice in the regulation of this market, which did not exist when the Securities Act of 1933 and the Exchange Act of 1934 were created.

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