(a) Standards requiredThe Secretary shall issue regulations or guidelines necessary to address and manage or to prohibit conflicts of interest that may arise in connection with the administration and execution of the authorities provided under this chapter, including—
conflicts arising in the selection or hiring of contractors or advisors, including asset managers;
the purchase of troubled assets;
the management of the troubled assets held;
any other potential conflict of interest, as the Secretary deems necessary or appropriate in the public interest.
Regulations or guidelines required by this section shall be issued as soon as practicable after October 3, 2008.
(Pub. L. 110–343, div. A, title I, § 108, Oct. 3, 2008, 122 Stat. 3774.)