SEC's Proposed Amendments To Regulation SHO

Law360, New York (September 10, 2007, 12:00 AM EDT) -- On August 7, 2007, the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “Commission” or “SEC”) issued a release[1] (the “Proposing Release”), proposing amendments to Regulation SHO under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 to eliminate the “options market maker” exception to the “close out” requirement and to require broker-dealers marking a sale as “long” to document the present location of the securities being sold.

* Elimination of Options Market Maker Exception to Regulation SHO’s “Close out” Requirement *

One of the SEC’s primary goals in adopting Regulation SHO...
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