Home > ABASA Print Twitter Facebook LinkedIn Google Email Add to Favorites ABA Securities Association Page ContentThe ABA Securities Association (ABASA) is a separately chartered trade association and non-profit subsidiary of the American Bankers Association whose mission is to represent the interests of banks underwriting and dealing in securities, proprietary mutual funds and derivatives before Congress, federal and state governments, and the courts. ABASA supports bank securities operations through research, education, compliance assistance and 'peer group' opportunities. About ABASA Mission Statement Staff Contact Information ABASA Member Banks and Board of Directors ABASA Lawyers Committee ABASA Comment Letters Joint Trades Comment Letter Requesting Extension of CFTC (6/13/2013) ABA/ABASA Comment letter to FDIC on Insured Deposits NPR (4/19/2013) ABASA Comment Letter to FSA Rearding 'CP12-23 Depositor Preference' (1/31/2013) ABASA MSRB Financial Incentives Disclosure CL (8/16/2012) ABASA Comment Letter regarding 'Enhanced Prudential Standards' (4/30/2012) Joint Trades letter - Prohibitions and Restrictions on Proprietary Trading (2/13/2012) ABASA Restrictions on Proprietary Trading (2/13/2012) Registration of Swap dealers and Major Swap Participants (2/2/2012) ABA/ABASA OCC Proposal to Remove Ratings from Non-Capital Rules (12/29/2011) ABA/ABASA Re-Proposal of Shelf Eligibility Conditions for Asset-Backed Securities (11/11/2011) Further Definition of "Swap Dealer" (11/3/2011) Joint Trade Associations Inter-Affiliate SwapsTreatment (10/11/2011) ICI/ABASA Letter to SEC/CFTC re: Definition of the Term "Swap" (7/22/2011) ABA/ABASA to OCC/FDIC/Fed/CFTC re: Margin and Capital Requirements (7/11/2011) Joint Trades Letter to CFTC re: Effective Date for Swaps Regulation (7/1/2011) Joint Trades Request for Extension of comment period re: Capital and Margin Requirements for Covered Swap Entities (6/17/2011) Joint Trades Letter to SEC re: request for clarification (6/10/2011) ABA/ABASA to CFTC on Reopening and Extension of Comment Periods for Swaps Rulemakings (6/3/2011) Joint Trades Letter to SEC re: Ownership Limitations and Governance Requirements (4/29/2011) Joint Trades Letter to SEC on Registration of Municipal Advisors (2/22/2011) ABA/ABASA to SEC/CFTC on definitions contained in Dodd-Frank Act (2/22/2011) Joint Trades Letter to CFTC/SEC re: ownership limits and conflict of interest for SEFs, DCOs and DCMs (1/11/2011) ABA and Financial Services Roundtable letter to SEC on proposal for Implementing Whistleblower Provision (12/17/2010) Joint Trade Letter to SEC/CFTC re: Implementation of Derivatives Regulations (12/6/2010) Joint Trade Letter to Treasury on Foreign Exchange Swaps and Forwards (11/29/2010) Letter to FSOC on Volcker Rule (11/4/2010) Letter to MSRB on G-37 (10/29/2010) Letter to OTS on Alternatives to External Credit Ratings (10/25/2010) Letter to OCC on Alternatives to the Use of External Credit Ratings (10/25/2010) Letter to SEC on Temporary Registration of Municipal Advisors (10/13/2010) Letter to SEC and CFTC on Definitions contained in Title VII (9/20/2010) Letter to SEC on Disclosure for Asset-Backed Securities Proposal (9/16/2010) Letter to SEC on Issuer Due Dilligence Proposal (9/16/2010) Letter to SEC on Brokers, Dealers, and Investment Advisors (8/30/2010) Letter to SEC on Asset Backed Securities Proposal (8/3/2010) Letter to FDIC on Securitization Safe Harbor (7/1/2010) Letter to Senate on 23A and Derivatives (4/12/10) Letter to FINRA on Registration and Qualification Requirements (3/1/10) Letter to FDIC re: Securitization (2/22/10) Defining Safe Harbor Protection for Treatment by the FDIC (12/11/09) Rule G-37 (10/30/09) GLBA Exceptions and Regulation R Exemption (6/2/09) SEC and FRB re: Bank Repurchase (9/8/08) SEC on Proposed Amendments to Reg S-P (5/22/08) More Resources Dodd-Frank TrackerSubscribe today to ABA's blog to receive the most recent Dodd-Frank Act updates and resources! ABA Regulatory Reform CenterCollection of ABA resources on financial reform including a full summary and analysis of the Dodd-Frank Act Davis Polk MemorandumCompeting Over-the-Counter Derivatives Bills Progress Through the House (10/27/09) ContactQuestions? Please contact an ABASA staff member for more information.