Tagged: cfira

CFIRA Teams Up With CCA & SBE Council to host Crowdfunding Showcase & Celebration

Chris Tyrrell

The Crowdfund Intermediary Regulatory Advocates (CFIRA) announced on Wednesday that it has formed a partnership with Crowdfunding Capital Advisors (CCA) and the Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council (SBE Council) to host the upcoming event, Crowdfunding Showcase and Celebration. The event, which will be held on May… Read More

SEC IAC Presentation on Crowdfunding Highlights Investor Protection Concerns (Video)

IAC SEC Crowdfunding presentatiion

The SEC Investor Advisory Committee met last week in Washington, DC. The periodic meeting was opened by Chair White who mentioned Title III retail crowdfunding specifically; “Regulation Crowdfunding becomes effective in May and funding portals can begin to register with the Commission later this month. … Read More

SEC Investor Advisory Committee to Host Presentation on Crowdfunding Today

Chris Tyrrell Sara Hanks

The Investor Advisory Committee is scheduled to convene today at the SEC headquarters in Washington, DC.  The agenda in the afternoon (on the schedule for 2PM) includes an update on crowdfunding rules. The presentation on investment crowdfunding includes the participation of two well known industry… Read More

CFIRA Responds to SEC On Proposed Regulatory Changes.

Rules Regulations

  As you may be aware, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) is currently considering sweeping changes to some of the most long-standing rules and regulations governing private transactions. These changes include fundamental revisions of both Rule 501, the definition of “accredited investor” and arguably… Read More

CFIRA Reminds SEC the Time is Now to Update Definition of an Accredited Investor

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There is a mandate under Dodd-Frank to review the definition of an “Accredited Investor” on a rolling basis.  As it stands today, Accredited Investors are individuals with incomes over $200,000 per year or $1 million in assets beyond a person’s primary residence. If you are… Read More

Save the Date: SEC Investor Advisory Committee Meets on January 21st

Mary Jo White at IAC

Unless winter happens to show up in our nation’s capital, the SEC’s Investor Advisory Committee is scheduled to meet at the Commission’s headquarters on January 21st. These meetings are open to the public but the SEC typically live-streams the proceedings so anyone may watch the… Read More

DJ Paul: “We Don’t Want to Limit Investment to People Who are Already Rich”

DJ Paul Featured

  “I believe the use of the internet, platforms and websites — and all of the access and transparency that this enables — will become the New Normal for ALL securities transactions, and not just those directly impacted by the JOBS act, but for public… Read More

The University of Cambridge & University of Chicago Join Forces to Launch the 2015 Americas Alternative Finance Benchmarking Survey

Cambridge Chicago Supporting Organizations

The Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance at Cambridge Judge Business School and the Polsky Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation at Chicago Booth School of Business are jointly launching the 2015 Americas Alternative Finance Benchmarking Survey. This survey will be the first comprehensive and empirical assessment… Read More

CFPA & CFIRA Partner on Webinar, “The Jobs Act: Funds as Alternative Investment Structures”

Korn Bartlett Norman

The Crowdfunding Professional Association (CFPA) and the Crowdfunding Intermediary Regulatory Advocates (CFIRA), the two leading crowdfunding advocacy associations in the US, have partnered up to offer a free webinar on the JOBS Act.  The duo are presenting “The JOBS Act: Funds as Alternative Investment Structures”… Read More

Q&A: Candace Klein, Chief Strategy Officer for Dealstruck, Talks Female Entrepreneurship & Financial Innovation

Candace Klein Social Cause

  A co-creator of the legislation that eventually became the JOBS Act of 2012, Candace Klein, Chief Strategy Officer for marketplace lender Dealstruck, joined the crowdfunding movement unintentionally. Candace was drawn in through her nonprofit, Bad Girl Ventures, and in the process founded her second company, began working with the… Read More

Regulation A+: What Do Industry Leaders Think About The New Investment Crowdfunding Exemption

The Signing of the JOBS Act Framed

Title IV of the JOBS Act finally become an actionable exemption today.  Rules 251 through 263 of Regulation A, under the Securities Act of 1933, were amended in an effort to fix a previously untenable securities rule.  Reg A+, as it is commonly known, has… Read More

Crowdfunding Industry Fights Back: Issues Statement Opposing State Lawsuit to Block Regulation A+

Knock Out Punch

CFIRA and CfPA Issue Joint Statement Regarding Lawsuit Against the SEC to Block Implementation of Regulation A+, Title IV of the JOBS Act In a joint statement released today by the leadership of crowdfunding industry associations Crowdfunding Intermediary Regulatory Advocates (CFIRA) and the Crowdfunding Professional… Read More

All in: CFIRA Applauds SEC Commissioners Approval of Reg A+

SEC Commissioners Should Finalize Regulation A

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) unanimously adopted final rules on Wednesday to expand Regulation A, an existing securities registration exemption, under Title IV of the JOBS Act, often referred to as “Regulation A+.” The expansion of Regulation A will expand capital markets for small public securities… Read More

Final Rules for Title IV of the JOBS Act to Include State Pre-emption But for Tier 2 Only

Mary Jo White Title IV Hearing

The Securities and Exchange Commission met today to finalize rules for Title IV of the JOBS Act, commonly referred to as Regulation A+.  As expected the Commission quickly approved rules that included state Blue Sky pre-emption but for only Tier 2 of Title IV.  The… Read More

SEC Advisory Committee on Small & Emerging Companies Schedules Next Public Meeting

Sarah Hanks at SEC

SEC Chair Mary Jo White re-animated a previously moribund Advisory Committee on SMEs late last year.  These “small” companies are private companies, as well as those publicly traded, with market capitalizations of under $250 million. This initiative was undertaken in recognition of the importance of… Read More