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Regulation A+: A Sleeping Giant For Small Business Capital Formation?

Since the 1930’s Regulation A has been unremarkable as a little known and little used “exemption” from the full SEC registration process – intended to allow smaller companies to access public markets through a streamlined SEC registration process – with “reviewed” financial statements and no… Read More

SEC Commissioner Stein Talks Blue Sky, JOBS Act in Speech to NASAA

In a double header day, SEC Commissioner Kara M. Stein also addressed the North American Securities Administrators Association (NASAA) at their 2014 Public Policy conference in Washington, DC. Introduced by NASAA President Andrea Seidt from Ohio, Commissioner Stein dove right in to addressing the pressing… Read More

SEC Commissioner Aguilar Talks Crowdfunding, JOBS Act in Speech to NASAA

In a speech given today to the North American Securities Administrators Association (NASAA) at their annual conference held in Washington, DC, SEC Commissioner Luis A. Aguilar addressed the hot topic of the JOBS Act and some of the exemptions regarding crowdfunding. The NASAA has been… Read More

Maine Approves Equity Crowdfunding

Maine Wants to Promote Growth of Small Businesses by Easing Access to Capital. Maine now becomes the next state that has passed legislation, “An Act to Increase Funding for Startups”,  that allows equity crowdfunding within their state borders.  Maine business may now raise up to… Read More

NASAA Posts Letter Objecting to Preemption of State Authority

The North American Securities Administrators Association (NASAA) has posted a comment letter regarding proposed rule amendments regarding Regulation A+ on the Securities and Exchange Commission’s web site.  The NASAA is self described as an investor protection association with their members consisting of securities administrators from… Read More

Deputy General Counsel of NASAA is Named to Lead SEC’s Investor Advocate Office

Rick Fleming Currently at North American Securities Administration Association (NASAA) Slated to Become Investor Advocate this Month. The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has appointed Rick A. Fleming to become the first head of the agency’s Office of the Investor Advocate.  As the Investor Advocate,… Read More

Don’t Crush the Ability of Entrepreneurs and Small Businesses to Raise Capital

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) is considering substantial increases in the Regulation D thresholds for “accredited investor” income and net worth, which would reduce the pool of potential investors in small businesses and start-up companies by 60 percent to 70 percent. This will impede… Read More

NASAA Deputy General Counsel Rick Fleming Testimony for Senate Banking Committee

Rick Fleming, Deputy General Counsel for the North American Securities Administrators Association (NASAA) – a group which represents state and provincial securities regulators, presented at the US Senate Committee on Banking, Housing & Urban Affairs today.  The NASAA views their members as the first line… Read More

RITA Conference will Discuss Crowdfunding as Important Topic

Retirement Industry Trust Association (RITA) is hosting a  self-directed IRA event for financial advisers and other interested parties on October 21st to 22nd 2013 in Austin.  One of the most important topics on their agenda is an update on crowdfunding and impact this new financial… Read More

Recently Discovered: NASAA Advisory on Crowdfunding

File this under recently discovered.  The North American Securities Administrators Association (NASAA) has published a document inquiring; Are You An Informed Investor?  Crowdfunding.  It would appear the NASAA is not a fan of the Jobs Act – at least certain segments of it. Certainly a benign… Read More

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