Sec Adopts T+2 Settlement Cycle For Securities Transactions


Date:                March 27, 2017

From:               Reid A. Godbolt, Esq.

The Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) on March 22, 2017, adopted an amendment to Rule 15c6-1(a) under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 to shorten by one business day the standard settlement cycle for most broker-dealer securities transactions. As you probably know, the standard settlement cycle for security transactions is three business days, or “T+3.” Unless otherwise expressly agreed to by the parties at the time of the transaction the new settlement cycle will be T+2. Transactions that already settle on a shorter settlement cycle will not be affected by the amendment.

The T+2 requirement would not apply to certain specified categories of securities and would not affect the settlement cycle for firm commitment underwritings.

The compliance date for the amendment to Rule 15c6-1(a) is September 5, 2017.



If you have any questions concerning the above, feel free to contact the following members of our securities practice group:


Reid A. Godbolt                                  303-573-6767                

Samuel E. Wing                                   303-785-1648                

Robert H. Davenport                             303-573-1600              

Brad H. Hamilton                                303-785-1615                

David A. Thayer                                  303-785-1623               

Cyrus Rajabi                                        303-785-1625                

Adam J. Fogoros                                  303-785-1618                

David Zisser                                        303-573-1600                

Glen A. Payne                                      303-573-1600                

Melissa D. Hubbard                             303-785-1624                

Christopher R. Johnson                        303-785-1669                

Leif H. Olson                                       303-785-1607                


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