Tagged: nasaa

NASAA Reports Downward Trend in Enforcement Actions

There were several interesting presentations at the most recent SEC Advisory Committee on Small and Emerging Companies (ACSEC) meeting last month.  One of the reports came from the North American Securities Administrators Association (NASAA) – the group that represents and lobbies on behalf of state… Read More

Have the Wheels Fallen Off of Reg CF Crowdfunding?

Crowdfunding, as allowed under Reg CF (created by Title III of the JOBS Act) was designed to improve access to capital for smaller firms in need of funding while providing new investment opportunities for smaller investors. For too many years the little guy has been… Read More

SEC Acting Chair Michael Piwowar Statement on NASAA Data Sharing Agreement

SEC Acting Chair Michael Piwowar released a statement at the signing of the agreement between the Securities and Exchange Commission and the North American Securities Administrators Association (NASAA) today. NASAA is the association that represents and lobbies on behalf of state and provincial securities regulators…. Read More

SEC & NASAA Sign Agreement to Share Data on Intrastate Crowdfunding

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and the North American Securities Administrators Association (NASAA) have signed an information-sharing agreement regarding new rules to facilitate intrastate crowdfunding offerings and regional offerings take effect. NASAA is the lobbying group that represents state securities regulators. According to the… Read More

Massive Rule 147 Amendments May Be On The Horizon Impacting Intrastate Crowdfunding

Almost a year ago, the SEC proposed certain amendments to the current Rule 147 which were intended to help foster, and increase the viability of, Intrastate crowdfunding. While little has been heard about these amendments since their release (except from Intrastate proponents like me of… Read More

Brief: NASAA Requests Comments on Use of Electronic Offering Documents & Signatures

The North American Securities Administrators Association (NASAA) has posted a request for comments on a proposed stated of policy regarding usage of electronic documents and electronic signatures. As paper quickly fades into the past, digital documents have become the norm and not the exception.  This… Read More

NASAA Criticizes National Securities Exchange Regulatory Parity Act as Undermining State Authority

The North American Securities Administrator Association (NASAA), the lobbying group for state securities regulators, published a comment last week regarding the passage of the National Securities Exchange Regulatory Parity Act (HR 5421).  NASAA appears ready to battle the legislation, which passed on a voice vote… Read More

State of Washington Will Require Filing & Fee for Reg CF Issuers

The State of Washington has adopted rules requiring companies raising capital under Reg CF to submit notice filings, along with a fee, if the company’s principle place of business is the state of Washington.  The rule also requires a notice filing if over 50% of… Read More

SEC Quietly Injects Life Into Title III Crowdfunding Solicitation!

  When it comes to capital formation for SME’s through federal legislation, one can usually count on the North American Securities Administrators Association (NASAA) to do their best to block or narrow any new paths which Congress or the SEC may seek to create.  The… Read More

NASAA Denied: D.C. Circuit Court Shoots Down State Regulators Attempt to Derail Regulation A+

The United States Court of Appeals, for the District of Columbia Circuit, has shot down an attempt by state regulators to turn back Title IV of the JOBS Act, also called Regulation A+. The action filed against the SEC was brought to bear by the… Read More

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

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

NASAA Proposes State Filing Requirement for Reg CF Issuers. Industry Advocate Says this “Screams of Greed & Fear”

Last week on day one of Reg CF, the North American Securities Administrators Association (NASAA) posted a request for comments on a proposed rule.  NASAA desires the requirement of an additional filing for Reg CF issuing companies to be completed in those states where either… Read More

Jobs Act in 2016: House Subcommittee on Capital Markets Discusses Proposals to Aid SMEs

  The Subcommittee on Capital Markets and Government Sponsored Enterprises, part of the House Financial Services Committee, reviewed several proposed acts of legislation crafted to help smaller business and grow the economy today (April 14).  Chaired by Congressman Scott Garrett, the hearing was labeled “The… Read More

House Financial Services Committee to Discuss “Fix Crowdfunding Act” & Other Bills to Boost SME Access to Capital

The Subcommittee on Capital Markets and Government Sponsored Enterprises, part of the House Financial Services Committee, has scheduled a hearing for tomorrow (Thursday, April 14 @10AM ET) that has been labeled, “The JOBS Act at Four: Examining Its Impact and Proposals to Further Enhance Capital Formation”.  The… Read More

Oral Arguments in Reg A+ Case Against SEC Scheduled for April 14th

The lawsuit against the SEC targeting the updated exemption called Reg A+ will take another step forward next month as oral arguments are scheduled to be heard in the US Court of Appeals, District of Columbia. The case known as Monica J. Lindeen, Montana State… 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

SEC Investor Advisory Committee to Host Presentation on Crowdfunding Today

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

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

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

Reg A+ Fight Between The States & The SEC Rages On, But What Is The End Game?

As many of you know, since the release of the final Title IV (i.e. “Regulation A+”) rules earlier this year, Massachusetts and Montana have been vehemently contesting the provisions allowing for pre-emption of State regulation with respect to “Tier II” offerings. They have even gown… Read More

Groundfloor Claims First SEC Approved 1-A, Regulation A+ Filing

Groundfloor, a real estate crowdfunding platform based in Atlanta, Georgia, is claiming to have received the very first 1-A, Regulation A+, approval from the Securities and Exchange Commission.  Groundfloor is also noting this will be the first real estate microlending offer as well and is… Read More