WASHINGTON — The Securities and Exchange Commission Thursday announced that it has adopted a temporary rule requiring municipal advisers to register with it by Oct. 1 to comply with the recently enacted Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act.

“We have acted expeditiously to create a temporary registration system to gather key data and provide transparency about municipal advisers,” SEC chairman Mary L. Schapiro said in a press release. “As a result, regulators, investors, and state and local governments will have a much better understanding of those who provide services in the municipal market.”

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