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Beginning January 19, 2019, OTC Markets will begin to require all U.S. OTCQB and OTCQX companies to give verified share data through the services of a transfer agent participating in their Transfer Agent Verified Shares Program. Through their program, transfer agents can provide regular and up-to-date information on a company’s authorized and outstanding shares. Transfer agents […]
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President Trump signed the Economic Growth, Regulatory Relief and Consumer Protection Act into law on May 24, 2018. He remarked that this bill had reforms that “are critical to helping all Americans thrive and to prosper.” The bill was first introduced by Senator Mike Crapo (R-ID). The bill contains six titles relating to: consumer access […]
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In June of 2018 the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) released a draft strategic plan that prioritized investors, innovation, and performance. The plan will guide the SEC’s actions and goals through 2022. The plan is in accordance with the Government Performance and Results Modernization Act of 2010, which mandates that all federal agencies outline missions […]
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Spotify recently drew attention from a controversial decision to go public without an initial public offering (IPO) in April. Spotify said they wanted to go public this way, through a direct listing or direct public offering (DPO), because the company could provide equal access to both buyers and sellers, while making the entire process more […]
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The House of Representatives recently passed H.R. 4263 on March 15, 2018, titled the Regulation A+ Improvement Act. Regulation A+ is comprised of two separate tiers regarding offerings, titled Tier 1 and Tier 2. Both of these tiers detail several minimum requirements, that include issuer eligibility and disclosure requirements. Regulation A+ allows companies to raise […]
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President Trump issued executive order 13,772 on February 3, 2017, which aimed to regulate the U.S. financial system with a set of core principles and recommendations. In response, the U.S. Department of the Treasury prepared a report titled, “A Financial System That Creates Economic Opportunities: Capital Markets”, to identify all laws and regulations that are […]
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On February 7, 2018, the Securities and Exchange Commission’s Office of Compliance Inspections and Examinations (OCIE) announced its annual examination priorities for 2018. The OCIE desires to ensure compliance by preventing fraud and managing risk. These 2018 policies will focus specifically on critical market infrastructure, retail investors, developments in cryptocurrency, initial coin offerings, and secondary […]
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A transfer agent is a company or financial institution that helps manage securities recordkeeping duties for private and public entities. Transfer agents perform many functions, including but not limited to: ensuring compliance with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) following an initial public offering (IPO) or private placement, company merger/acquisitions, processing stock splits, administering shareholder […]
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In August of 2016, the SEC adopted the proposed amendments to the Investment Advisers Act, in addition to the investment adviser registration and reporting form, commonly known as Form ADV. These changes were designed to provide the public with additional information and disclosures, help investment advisers have more efficient reporting, and allow the SEC to […]
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