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NASAA Tells SEC to Make Definition of an Accredited Investor Less Inclusive

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The North American Securities Administrators Association (NASAA) has published a comment letter expressing their opinion on the definition of an Accredited Investor. As mandated by Dodd-Frank, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) must review the current definition on a periodic basis. As it stands today,… Read More

SEC Commissioner Piwowar Nails it in Remarks to ACSEC Discussion on Accredited Investor Definition

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“Should the Commission consider doing away with the notion of a so-called “accredited investor” altogether?” The above question is posed not by this digital publication but by a sitting SEC Commissioner, Michael S. Piwowar. The Commissioner was speaking at the recent gathering of the Advisory… Read More

Comments on SEC’s Compliance & Disclosure Interpretations Regarding Regulation Crowdfunding Guidance

Anthony Zeoli at SEC

  The crowdfunding regulations of the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) became effective on May 16, 2016, and the agency has issued Compliance and Disclosure Interpretations (C&DIs) providing interpretive guidance on Regulation Crowdfunding. “It is encouraging to see the SEC being so proactive in issuing… Read More

ACSEC Debates Definition of an Accredited Investor. SEC States 8 Cases of Possible Fraud Associated with JOBS Act Exemptions

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    The SEC Advisory Committee on Small and Emerging Companies met yesterday at the SEC HQ on Capitol Hill. The main topic of discussion was the definition of an Accredited Investor. SEC Chair Mary Jo White was joined by her two remaining Commissioners, Michael… Read More

Brief: Lending Club Receives Subpoena from Dept of Justice

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Lending Club (NYSE:LC)  received a federal grand jury subpoena last week, after founder and CEO Renaud Laplanche resigned from the board following an internal review of lending and financial practices. According to the P2P lender, $22 million in loans were sold to a single investor against “express instructions as… Read More

Brief: Seed Equity Ventures to Offer Title III Deals As New Rules Go Into Effect

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On Monday, Seed Equity Ventures announced it is set to off offer investment crowdfunding deals to non-accredited investors on its platform as Title III rules go into effect. Under Title III rules, the general public may invest in capital raising by start-up companies through crowdfunding. CEO of Seed Equity Ventures,… Read More

FINRA Tells Investors to Consider the Risks Under Title III Crowdfunding

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With Title III of the JOBS Act going into effect this upcoming Monday (May 16th), the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) has issued an alert to investors about the risks under the Reg CF law. Earlier this year, both the SEC and FINRA finalized the rules for funding portals… Read More

Bipartisan SEC Small Business Advocate Bill May Soon Become Law

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The bipartisan SEC Small Business Advocate Act of 2016 (HR 3784) sponsored by Representatives Duffy  (R-WI) and Carney (D-DE), cruised through the House of Representatives earlier this year.  The bill seeks to create a firmer voice advocating on behalf of small business within the Securities and Exchange… Read More

StartEngine is Ready For Regulation Crowdfunding: Announces Approval from FINRA & SEC

Ron Miller

With Title III of the JOBS Act finally going into effect on May 16th, StartEngine has announced it has received approval from FINRA and the SEC to operate a Reg CF funding portal. Title III crowdfunding will join the other two variants of investment crowdfunding, Title… Read More

SEC ACSEC Committee Will Review Definition of an Accredited Investor on May 18th

Should you be an accredited investor

The SEC Advisory Committee on Small and Emerging Companies (ACSEC) has announced its next meeting scheduled to take place on Wednesday, May 18th at SEC headquarters. According to information provided by the SEC, ACSEC will review and discuss the very important subject regarding the definition… Read More

Four Years Later, the SEC Completes All the Rulemaking Under the JOBS Act

Mary Jo White

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has adopted amendments to implement the JOBS Act and FAST Act Changes for Exchange Act Registration requirements. These amendments udpate rules regarding thresholds of registration and suspension of reporting under Section 12(g) of the 34 Act. These updates implement provisions… Read More

GAO Publishes Report on SEC Cybersecurity: Opportunities Exist to Improve Controls

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The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has received a detailed report from the Government Accountability Office (GAO) regarding controls over financial systems and cybersecurity. In November of 2015, the GAO identified “deficiencies” in the SEC’s internal controls over financial reporting. This new report is a… Read More

BeautyKind Announces: SEC Approves Of Regulation A+ IPO to Raise Up to $10M

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On Thursday, beauty website, BeautyKind, announced that the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has approved of its Regulation A+ initial public offering (IPO). This offer is being conducted by WR Hambrecht + Co, which acts as the sole underwriter. The company is currently seeking a minimum of… Read More

Actual Prices May Vary. SEC Launches Tool to Estimate Registration Fees

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The Securities and Exchange Commission has announced the release of an online tool to help companies calculate certain Edgar registration fees. The new online application covers the “most common filings companies” used to register initial public offerings, debt offerings, asset-backed securities, closed-end mutual funds, limited partnerships,… Read More

Capital Markets Subcommittee Schedules Hearing on SEC

Scott Garrett

The Subcommittee on Capital Markets and Government Sponsored Enterprises, part of the House Financial Services Committee, has scheduled a hearing to take place next week entitled; “Continued Oversight of the SEC’s Offices and Divisions”. The hearing will examine the mission, operation, and activities of certain… Read More

Busted for Crowdfunding? It’s Rehab Time on Capitol Hill This Week!

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  In my last article on Crowdfund Insider, entitled: “JOBS Act Crowdfunding Begins on May 16, 2016: Don’t Get Busted for Solicitation!,” I warned of one of the hidden dangers for companies embarking on a Title III equity crowdfunding campaign – which goes live on… Read More

Brief: P2Binvestor Forms Institutional Investment Partnership with MW Eaglewood Americas

Krista Morgan

On Monday, marketplace lender P2Binvestor (P2Bi) announced it has formed a new partnership with MW Eaglewood Americas LLC, an SEC-registered investment adviser. P2Binvestor is a commercial lending platform for SMEs that states it offers a better (IE lower rates) line of credit for borrowers. The marketplace… Read More