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Escheatment is frequently overlooked but incredibly important in the financial world, including for issuers. Escheatment refers to the legal process where unclaimed property or assets revert to the state after a certain period of inactivity.  This process becomes crucial for issuers as they often deal with assets in the form of stocks, bonds, or other
The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has recently approved amendments to the exemption from national securities association membership requirements. These changes aim to streamline the regulatory framework and provide relief to certain categories of broker-dealers. In this article, we will delve into the details of these amendments and their implications for the securities industry. Understanding
The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has taken significant steps to enhance the regulation of private fund advisers. With the adoption of new rules and amendments, the SEC aims to strengthen investor protection and promote transparency in the private fund industry. In this article, we will explore the key aspects of these regulatory enhancements and
When dealing with the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1933, it’s vital to understand the definition of an affiliate. We’ll look at what an affiliate is, as provided by the SEC under this act, and cover what you need to know. Specifically, in this article, we will consider what an affiliate is within
The IPO and financing transactions listing for the month of August 2023 can be found below. These transactions were filed to the SEC as S-1, F-1, and 1-A filings. The Form S-1 is the initial registration statement filing used by domestic companies to go public. The Form F-1 is a registration statement used by foreign
The IPO and financing transactions listing for the month of July 2023 can be found below. These transactions were filed to the SEC as S-1, F-1, and 1-A filings. The Form S-1 is the initial registration statement filing used by domestic companies to go public. The Form F-1 is a registration statement used by foreign
The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has taken a significant step forward in enhancing cybersecurity measures for public companies. With the adoption of new rules, the SEC aims to strengthen cybersecurity risk management, strategy, governance, and incident disclosure practices. This article provides a comprehensive overview of the SEC’s latest initiatives to safeguard public companies and
The landscape of shareholder meetings and corporate governance is evolving rapidly, driven by an ongoing political debate in Washington. At the heart of the debate are the differing views on Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) principles, shareholder activism, and the role of proxy advisory firms. House Republicans Introduce New Bills and Hearings on Shareholder Meetings
The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has recently released important amendments to Rule 10b5-1, further refining insider trading regulations and offering more clarity to market participants. This move builds upon ongoing efforts to strengthen market integrity, ensuring fair and transparent securities trading for all parties involved. Overview of Rule 10b5-1 and its Importance in Securities
As regulatory pressures increase in the crypto industry, over-the-counter (OTC) markets are adapting to new challenges and opportunities. In a significant development, the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) has approved OTC Markets to provide trading services for digital asset securities. This comes amid a contentious climate where regulatory bodies like the Securities and Exchange Commission
The IPO and financing transactions listing for the month of June 2023 can be found below. These transactions were filed to the SEC as S-1, F-1, and 1-A filings. The Form S-1 is the initial registration statement filing used by domestic companies to go public. The Form F-1 is a registration statement used by foreign
What Does a Cap Table Show? A cap table shows what is known as equity capitalization. Equity capitalization is a breakdown of the ownership structure of a company, showing the different classes of shares that have been issued and how much each shareholder owns. This information is helpful for understanding who has which rights within
The IPO and financing transactions listing for the month of May 2023 can be found below. These transactions were filed to the SEC as S-1, F-1, and 1-A filings. The Form S-1 is the initial registration statement filing used by domestic companies to go public. The Form F-1 is a registration statement used by foreign
On February 14, 2023, the SEC proposed significant revisions to the Privacy Act, which governs the handling of personal information within the federal government. These proposed changes aim to streamline and update the current rules, ensuring they align with existing practices and regulations. While regulations have been in place for a long time, they needed
Financial institutions and other clients who need to comply with the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) rules and regulations should be aware of upcoming changes to its Corporate Actions Management Platform. Introduction to the New Corporate Actions Management Platform FINRA is introducing a new system for ADR depository banks, Issuers, and other parties to provide
The IPO and financing transactions listing for the month of April 2023 can be found below. These transactions were filed to the SEC as S-1, F-1, and 1-A filings. The Form S-1 is the initial registration statement filing used by domestic companies to go public. The Form F-1 is a registration statement used by foreign
As the SEC continues to focus on how public companies use non-GAAP measures, they have issued updated Compliance & Disclosure Interpretations (C&DIs) regarding their usage. Non-GAAP financial metrics are numeric representations of performance, finances, or cash flows that don’t follow Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP). This new guidance makes clear what is deemed a misleading
The IPO and financing transactions listing for the month of March 2023 can be found below. These transactions were filed to the SEC as S-1, F-1, and 1-A filings. The Form S-1 is the initial registration statement filing used by domestic companies to go public. The Form F-1 is a registration statement used by foreign
The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has been working to enhance protections for investors and improve the operations of capital markets, and it recently announced that it had adopted rules to reduce risks and clearance and settlement. These changes will have an impact on most broker-dealer transactions, the processing of institutional trades, and recordkeeping requirements
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