On April 24, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) announced the formation of an internal, cross- division COVID-19 Market Monitoring Group (COVID-19 Group). The COVID-19 Group will be a temporary, senior-level group that will assist various divisions and offices within the SEC with (1) developing staff actions and analysis related to COVID-19’s effect on markets, issuers and investors (including Main Street investors), and (2) responding to requests for information, analysis and assistance from other regulators and public sector partners.

The COVID-19 Group will also assist and support the COVID-19-related efforts of other federal financial agencies and bodies, including, but not limited to, the President’s Working Group on Financial Markets (PWG), the Financial Stability Oversight Council (FSOC) and the Financial Stability Board (FSB).

A copy of the announcement is available here.