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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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Rule 15c6-1(a) – From T+3 to T+2 In March 2017, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) amended Rule 15c6-1(a), shortening the settlement cycle from T+3 to T+2. The “T” in “T+2” and “T+3” stands for transaction date, the date that a transaction occurs. T+ (1, 2 or 3) represents the settlement date, the date that […]
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One of the common issues that small businesses encounter is the challenge of finding the funds to invest and grow. This is particularly problematic for an entrepreneur or a startup business, that may not be as well-known or may not have built a strong reputation. An equity crowdfunding solution may be the ideal match for your […]
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On June 8, 2017, the House of Representatives passed the Financial CHOICE Act  (“Creating Hope and Opportunity for Investors, Consumers and Entrepreneurs”). The act regulates banking institutions’ qualifying capital through numerous exemptions and policies. Further, the act repeals the Financial Stability Oversight Council’s authority while overhauling multiple parts of the Dodd-Frank Act. The act proposes to […]
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On April 12, 2017, the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) published three regulatory notices proposing amendments to three of their rules regarding capital formation, corporate financing, and safe harbor, respectively. The first notice describes FINRA as a self-regulatory organization (SRO) with primary emphases on “investor protection” and “market integrity,” while striving to create and empower […]
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Trump has announced his nomination of Walter ‘Jay’ Clayton, a man who is leaning towards less regulation, to be the head of the U.S. Securities Exchange Commission. Donald Trump said of Clayton, “Jay Clayton is a highly talented expert on many aspects of financial and regulatory law, and he will ensure our financial institutions can thrive and […]
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Raising money from investors for your business involves understanding complex securities rules and regulations and federal and state filing requirements for proper compliance. Whether you own a small business or a large corporation, it is vital to consult an expert to ensure that you are compliant with all the necessary securities laws; these laws may […]
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Below are five ways that equity crowdfunding can make managing your company easier: Telling Stories to Investors Using Only One Link Businesses may maintain a company investing profile, make engaging videos, use due diligence tools, or have access to founder profiles; prospective investors can digest all of this information in just a single page. Companies […]
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Most beginning entrepreneurs do not find themselves in a situation where the money they need to start their business is readily available. In fact, the opposite is true, with many entrepreneurs struggling even to acquire the necessary funding to create a prototype. For these small scale, low budget entrepreneurs, equity-based crowdfunding serves as a viable […]
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For many entrepreneurs, investing in a startup company is not possible because of their financial situation. Traditional types of investment (from banks, large corporations, through venture capital, etc.) are prohibitive to smaller investors; however, equity crowdfunding allows small-scale investors to grow their companies. Equity crowdfunding became possible after the JOBS Act, specifically Title lll of […]