SR-FINRA-2012-015

Proposed Rule Change to Amend FINRA Rule 4240 (Margin Requirements for Credit Default Swaps)

Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, Inc. (“FINRA”) is filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC” or “Commission”) a proposed rule change to amend FINRA Rule 4240 (Margin Requirements for Credit Default Swaps) to limit the application of the rule at this time to certain transactions in credit default swaps that are security-based swaps and to make other revisions to update the rule. FINRA Rule 4240 implements an interim pilot program with respect to margin requirements for certain transactions in credit default swaps.