Category: FINRA 78

Entering the OTC Pink Tier is not as straightforward as it might seem. For many companies, especially smaller startups, the Pink Tier represents an attractive option due to its relatively relaxed regulatory requirements. However, the challenge often lies in the initial step of a 211 Filing. This can complicate the process signif
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
On June 17, 2016 the SEC approved IEX as a national stock exchange. The approval marks the first time since July 2013 that the SEC has sanctioned a new trading exchange. What is IEX? IEX stands for Investors’ Exchange and is a national stock exchange designed to slow down trades used by high-frequency traders in order to bet
The OTC Markets group recently implemented several amendments regarding the initial qualification process for the OTCQX that became effective June 13, 2016. These rules will affect companies who are performing an IPO while attempting to join OTCQX. These amendments also apply to companies that have not had a prior public market
In order to operate, a crowdfunding service intermediary is required to register with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) either as a broker or funding portal. Funding portals are designed to be engaged in managing securities transactions for the accounts of others through an independent crowdfunding website. This artic
The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, or FINRA, made key changes in the way corporate actions are handled this past year, including eliminating time-consuming paperwork and adding issuer fees for corporate action processing. As far as paper elimination is concerned, FINRA has created interactive PDF documents for both