Category: SEC

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On March 4, 2021, the SEC announced a new Task Force in the Division of Enforcement. The 22-member team led by Kelly L. Gibson (the Acting Deputy Director of Enforcement) will focus on climate and environmental, social, and governance (ESG) investing. Satyam Khanna, the Senior Policy Advisor, will advise the agency on ESG and related
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Companies planning on a registered public offering must acquire an “effective” registration statement or proper exemption from the SEC before offering their securities for sale. For such exempted securities (ie. Regulation D, Regulation A, Regulation CF), Section 12 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (also known as the Exchange Act) requires companies to file
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On December 22, 2020, the SEC proposed amendments to Rule 144 to eliminate ‘tacking of’ the holding period of security and amend the filing requirements and the deadline to coincide with the Form 4 filing deadline. Under the proposed rule, the holding period for the “market-adjustable securities” acquired upon conversion or exchange will not begin
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On July 22, 2020, the SEC adopted amendments to its rules that exempt solicitors from furnishing proxy voting advice from the information and filing requirements of the federal proxy rules and issued supplemental guidance on Proxy Voting responsibilities of investment advisers. The adopted amendments aim at providing investors transparent, accurate, and complete information without imposing
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On June 25, 2020, five agencies, including the OCC, Board, FDIC, SEC, and CFTC, adopted amendments to Section 13 of the BHC Act, also known as the Volcker Rule. OCC here refers to Department of Treasury, Office of the Comptroller of the Currency Board refers to the Federal Reserve System FDIC refers to the Federal
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On June 22, 2020, the Securities and Exchange Commission and the Antitrust Division of the Department of Justice signed an inter-agency MOU for enhancing competition in the securities industry. Assistant Attorney General Makan Delrahim of the Antitrust Division and the SEC Chairman Jay Clayton executed the historic Memorandum of Understanding. SEC Chairman Jay Clayton said