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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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There are certain basic features and powers that every corporation holds. One corporate power is the right to sell stock in exchange for ownership in the company.  The purchasers of the shares become owners and are also known as shareholders or investors. A shareholder can gain ownership through receiving stock grants, awards, and gifts. The […]
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After the Uniform Law Commission’s Revised Uniform Unclaimed Property Act (RUUPA) was released many states have proposed bills that relate to unclaimed property and escheatable assets. This includes Utah Senate Bill 175, which was recently proposed and contravenes the regulations established by RUUPA. Revised Uniform Unclaimed Property Act (RUUPA) RUUPA was approved by the Uniform […]
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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. 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 either compliant […]
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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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Many companies and consultants help others comply with eXtensible Business Reporting Language (XBRL) formatting. You may not know everything about XBRL, but it’s a good idea to learn from your providers and experts about what to do and when. You will be more prepared and may make fewer mistakes in the future. Complying with XBRL […]
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Investing is an effective way that people can increase their monetary wealth. It allows people to generate a higher income and acquire funds that will help them protect their financial future going into retirement. The income they generate can even be set aside for their children, be distributed after they pass away, or when their […]
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Chairman Jeb Hensarling sponsored the Financial Choice Act (H.R. 5983) on September 13, 2016. This bill alters many parts of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, as well as addressing long-standing and recent issues. Financial Policy Regulation Changes: Leverage Ratio Under a leverage ratio, all assets are treated the same regardless of […]