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SEC Small Business Capital Formation Advisory Committee Prepares Another Round of Recommendations on Accredited Investor Definition

The SEC Small Business Capital Formation Advisory Committee (SBCFAC) returned to meet this past week with the definition of an Accredited Investor at the top of the list for discussion. The SBCFAC provides guidance to the Commission on issues that impact smaller firms, which frequently… Read More

SEC Reports 784 Enforcement Actions During 2023 Fiscal Year Including Crypto, Reg A+ and More

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has published a report on enforcement actions during fiscal year 2023. In total, the agency pursued 784 enforcement actions, including administrative proceedings, which compares to 760 enforcement actions during fiscal year 2022. The SEC issued the following statement on… Read More

Representative McHenry, Senator Lummis Criticize SEC Action After GAO Report on Staff Accounting Bulletin

Representative Patrick McHenry and Senator Cynthia Lummis have joined to issue a statement criticizing a recent action by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). McHenry is Chair of the House Financial Services Committee. Lummis sits on the Senate Banking Committee. The statement revolves around the… Read More

Capital Markets Subcommittee Hearing to Address SEC Rulemaking and Concerns [u]

Update: The Subcommittee hearing has been postponed until a later date. Tomorrow, the Subcommittee on Capital Markets, part of the House Financial Services Committee, will hold a hearing entitled “Examining the SEC’s Agenda: Unintended Consequences for U.S. Capital Markets and Investors.”  According to the Hearing… Read More

Congressman James Comer Plans to Subpoena Documents from SEC if Commission Does Not Turn Over ESG Information

Congressman James Comer, Chairman of the House Committee on Oversight and Accountability, may subpoena documents from the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), if the Commission does not provide information regarding their social agenda, which is deemed to be beyond the purview of the securities regulator…. Read More

Rumors Indicate SEC Amendments to Reg D, Accredited Investor Definition are Near

  One of the top items on the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) agenda under the leadership of Chair Gary Gensler is changes to Regulation D (Reg D) along with updates to the definition of an Accredited Investor. Currently, these amendments are number seven on… Read More

The SEC Small Business Forum Provides 20 Recommendations to the Commission. Most will be Ignored.

The SEC’s annual Small Business Forum took place earlier this year, and in recent days, the report from the gathering was published. The Forum has taken place for more than 40 years, and while the participants regularly provide good recommendations to the Commission, few will… Read More

12(g) Rule is on the SEC’s Agenda for a Change. This Could Impact Private Companies, Forcing them to Register, Become Public Firms

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has published a long list of rule changes it intends to pursue. The complete agenda established by the Commission, under the leadership of SEC Chair Gary Gensler, is available here. One of the rule changes near the top is… Read More

Republicans Hammer SEC on “Cumulative Impact of Rulemakings”

In the minutes before the testimony by SEC Gary Gensler in front of the House Financial Services Committee, the leadership has distributed a letter pounding Chair Gensler on the “cumulative impact” of the SEC’s rulemakings during his tenure. The Republican leadership demands that Gensler “ahalt… Read More

Here is SEC Chair Gary Gensler’s Prepared Testimony for the Hearing at the House Financial Services Committee

  Today, commencing shortly, SEC Chair Gary Gensler will testify in front of the House Financial Services Committee. You can expect a good grilling of Chair Gensler as the Republic-controlled Committee has pushed against his aggressive rule-making agenda that has propelled the SEC into the… Read More

SEC Commissioner Peirce: We Should Not Look to Impose Public Market Style Regulations on Private Markets. Meanwhile, Chair Gensler Aims to Change Reg D for the Worse

Speaking at the beginning of last week’s meeting of the Investor Advisory Committee (IAC), SEC Commissioner Hester Peirce went to bat for smaller firms and private securities issuers – once again. The SEC is currently considering making the definition of an Accredited Investor more rigorous…. Read More

SEC Chairman Gary Gensler to Testify in Front of House Financial Services Committee this Week

Securities and Exchange Commission Chair Gary Gensler will traverse up to Capitol Hill this week to testify in front of the House Financial Services Committee in what could be a fairly robust hearing. The hearing memo includes a litany of issues that Chair Gensler is… Read More

Angel Capital Association Provides Compelling Information to Broaden Definition of an Accredited Investor, Countering SEC’s Ambition to Exclude More Investors

During the Securities and Exchange Commission’s meeting of the Investor Advisory Committee (IAC) yesterday (September 21, 2023), a representative from the Angel Capital Association (ACA) gave a compelling presentation advocating on behalf of his industry and why we need more Accredited Investors and NOT fewer…. Read More

SEC Approves New Rules for Private Fund Advisors

In an open meeting of the Commission today, the SEC approved new rules to regulate private fund advisors. The SEC said that the new rules are designed to “protect private fund investors by increasing transparency, competition, and efficiency in the private funds market.” SEC Chairman… Read More

Digital Assets: Chair of House Financial Services Sends Letter to SEC, FINRA Questioning Prometheum Relationship, Says Investor Has Ties to CCP

The Chair of the House Financial Services Committee, Representative Patrick McHenry, along with other Committee Republicans, have sent a letter to the Chair of the SEC, Gary Gensler, as well as the FINRA President Robert Cook, questioning the relationship with Prometheum and the approval for… Read More

Before Coinbase Lawsuit, SEC Reportedly Requested the Crypto Exchange to Only Support Bitcoin (BTC) Trading

The US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) had reportedly requested Coinbase (NASDAQ:COIN) to halt trading in all virtual currencies with the exception of Bitcoin (BTC) prior to filing a lawsuit against the crypto exchange in June of this year, the Financial Times revealed on Monday… Read More

SEC Adopts New Cybersecurity Guidelines

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) this week adopted rules requiring registrants to disclose material cybersecurity incidents they experience and, on an annual basis, material information regarding their cybersecurity risk management, strategy, and governance. The SEC also adopted rules requiring foreign private issuers to make… Read More

SEC Proposes Predictive Data Limitations

This week, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) proposed new rules requiring broker-dealers and investment advisers to address conflicts of interest associated with their use of predictive data analytics and similar technologies to interact with investors. The proposed regulations are designed to prevent firms from… Read More

Coinbase CEO Brian Armstrong Expected to Meet with House Democrat Members – Report

Coinbase (NASDAQ:COIN) CEO Brian Armstrong is expected to meet with Democrat House members to discuss regulatory issues and the ongoing battle with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), according to a report. Reuters says that Armstrong will speak with members of the New Democrat Coalition… Read More

Legal Experts Comment on Ripple – XRP Ruling: “A huge blow to the SEC’s ability to regulate other entities in the crypto space”

As was reported earlier today, the courts have issued a ruling on the Ripple-XRP lawsuit filed by the US Securities and Exchange Commission. In brief, the courts have filed an order that was a partial victor for Ripple and its executives. CI has received multiple… Read More

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