Asset managers groaning under the weight of regulatory requirements scrambled to learn more about recent SEC proposals that would increase their data collection and reporting requirements about their holdings.

The SEC would require bond funds to report how vulnerable their holdings are to interest rate changes, while asset managers would need to report on their holdings, including ETFs and derivatives, any securities lending activities they engage in, as well as the liquidity and pricing of portfolio instruments. The reporting changes would see N-PORT, a monthly portfolio reporting form, and N-CEN, an annual census form, replace the current N-SAR semi-annual reporting form.

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