Bethesda, MD. (Jan. 28, 2003) -- The Securities and Exchange Commission is heeding the findings of a recent Association for Financial Professionals survey by agreeing to further examine potential barriers to its official recognition of credit rating agencies, as well as its ongoing oversight of them.

The SEC also agreed to propose rules within 60 days and solicit public comment. The SEC's action was disclosed in a report delivered to congress last Friday. The AFP waited over two months for the SEC’s decision.

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