Tagged: barbara roper

SEC’s Concept Release Comment Period Closes. So What Say You on Regulatory Harmonization & Access to Capital?

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) officially closed comments on its concept release regarding regulatory harmonization of securities offerings exemptions on September 24, 2019. But as in past cases, comments have continued to trickle in and we would not be surprised if more follow. That… Read More

Reg CF: In More than 3 Years this Crowdfunding Exemption has Seen Zero Fraud in Contrast to What Some Expected

Reg CF [Regulation Crowdfunding], the smallest of the three crowdfunding exemptions created by the bi-partisan JOBS Act of 2012, became officially actionable in May of 2016. In that time, hundreds of issuers have raised money on FINRA regulated “funding portals” taking advantage of the internet… Read More

SEC Investor Advisory Committee Schedules Next Meeting for December 8th

The SEC Investor Advisory Committee (IAC) has set the date of its next meeting.  IAC will be meeting at SEC HQ on Thursday, December 8, 2016 from 9:30 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. (ET). The meeting is open to the public and will be Live-streamed on the… Read More

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

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

Perspective: Investors and Markets Could Benefit from Revising the Accredited Investor Definition

When Congress passed the JOBS Act lifting the ban on general solicitation in offerings under Rule 506 of Regulation D, it turned these so-called “private” offerings into potentially very public ones.  Since Reg D offerings involving general solicitation can only be sold to “accredited” investors,… Read More

If It Ain’t Broke … SEC Investor Advisory Committee Tackles Non-Problem

On July 10, thanks to the Dodd-Frank Act which mandated its reinstitution, the revived SEC Investor Advisory Committee met in a public forum to discuss certain securities law issues, including a subcommittee’s initial proposals on the definition of “accredited investor” (as defined in Section 501(a)… Read More

Investor Advisory Committee Decides to Seek More Data Before Recommendation on Accredited Investor Definition

The Securities and Exchange Commission hosted a meeting of the Investor Advisory Committee yesterday where they tackled the very important issue of defining an “accredited investor”.  Barbara Roper, the Chairman of the ‘Investor as a Purchaser Subcommittee’ closed the meeting without recommendations on altering the… Read More

Investor Advisory Committee Reviews Crowdfunding Recommendations (Video)

The Investor Advisory Committee (IAC) meeting was held last week on April 10th at the SEC.  The agenda, previously published, indicated the IAC would address retail crowdfunding and review their recommendations as part of the rule making process. The meeting started with SEC Chair Mary… Read More

Mary Jo White Pushing To Lift Ban On General Solicitation

Bloomberg is reporting that newly minted SEC Chairman Mary Jo White is pushing to lift the ban on general solicitation. From the article… White, who became SEC chairman on April 10, has suggested the commission pass the existing plan without major changes and add additional protections later,… Read More

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