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SEC Interpretive Releases

The Commission occasionally provides guidance on topics of general interest to the business and investment communities by issuing "interpretive" releases, in which we publish our views and interpret the federal securities laws and SEC regulations. Below are brief descriptions of and links to recent "interpretive" releases.

Additional Archives

Release No. Date Details
34-75592 August 4, 2015

Interpretation of the SEC's Whistleblower Rules Under Section 21f of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934
Effective Date:August 10, 2015
Federal Register (80 FR 47829): HTML | PDF | text | XML

33-9850 Jun. 19, 2015 Commission Guidance Regarding the Definition of the Terms "Spouse" and "Marriage" Following the Supreme Court's Decision in United States v. Windsor
Effective Date: July 1, 2015
Federal Register (80 FR 37536): HTML | PDF | text | XML
34-74936 May 12, 2015 Forward Contracts with Embedded Volumetric Optionality
File No.: S7-16-11
Effective Date: May 18, 2015
See also:  Interpretation Release No. 33-9681; Proposed Rule Release No. 33-9204 and Correction Release No. 33-9204A
Comments received are available for this proposal.
Federal Register (80 FR 28239): HTML | PDF | text | XML

Modified: 09/03/2015