Lawmakers, regulators and other authorities have been working over the past few years on the provisions mandated by the Dodd-Frank Act, while SIFMA has filed hundreds of comment letters pertaining to the measures. "The Dodd-Frank Act and other attendant regulatory initiatives are driving the most significant legal and regulatory overhaul of the industry and markets since the 1930s," said Kenneth E. Bentsen Jr., acting president and CEO of SIFMA. "It's hard to overstate the amount of change taking place." Read Bentsen's remarks.

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