Earlier this month the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) published its final rule on Security-Based Swap Execution and Registration of Security-Based Swap Execution Facilities (SBSEF). This comprehensive rule addresses the registration and regulation of SBSEFs, shedding light on critical issues in the world of security-based swaps.

The focal point of the rule is the introduction of Form SBSEF, a crucial element that entities will use for registration with the SEC. What sets this form apart is that it must be submitted in Inline XBRL, aligning with the SEC’s ongoing digital transformation trend.

The adoption of these rules under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 establishes a structured framework for the registration and regulation of SBSEFs, addressing conflicts of interest and enhancing the overall efficiency of security-based swap execution. The incorporation of standardised and machine-readable format iXBRL in form SBSEF should facilitate smoother regulatory compliance and analysis.