Tagged: sec

Commissioner Piwowar Shares Insight into Securities Rulemaking, Fintech & SEC Direction on Capital Formation

Commissioner Michael Piwowar, who was Acting Chair of the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) until the successful appointment of Jay Clayton, visited with David Burton of the Heritage Foundation earlier this week providing a unique glimpse into the world of the SEC. Burton, who is… Read More

Hester Peirce Nominated to Be SEC Commissioner

Hester Peirce, a Professor at George Mason University, has been nominated to become a Commissioner at the Securities and Exchange Commission thus filling one of two vacancies. Peirce was previously selected by the Obama administration to become a Commissioner but the nomination stalled in the Senate… Read More

Christopher R. Hetner to Advise SEC Chair Clayton on Cybersecurity Policy

The Securities and Exchange Commission has announced that Christopher R. Hetner will continue to serve as Senior Advisor to Chairman Jay Clayton for Cybersecurity Policy, having previously served in this role under Chair Mary Jo White and Acting Chairman Michael Piwowar. Hetner will continue to… Read More

CreditEase Wealth Management Receives SEC Registered Investment Advisor Approval

CreditEase Wealth Management announced on Thursday it has recently been approved by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) to become a registered investment advisor (RIA). The firm may now provide advice to investors in the U.S. Speaking about the RIA process, Dr. Fan Gal,… Read More

First Speech by SEC Chair Jay Clayton Highlights Guiding Principles

In an address delivered today at the Economic Club of New York, Securities and Exchange Commission Chairman Jay Clayton outlined his vision of the nation’s top securities regulator. Focusing first on the SEC’s Mission;  to protect investors, to maintain fair, orderly, and efficient markets, and to… Read More

Sustainable Transportation Company Arcimoto Partners With WR Hambrecht to File For IPO Under Reg A+

WR Hambrecht + Co recently announced Oregon-based sustainable transportation company Arcimoto has filed its Form 1-A Offering Circular to file for its IPO under Reg A+ rules. The company reports that the Arcimoto’s offering will set the stage for a potential future listing on the NASDAQ… Read More

Vanishing IPOs: A Discussion Of The Causes, Cures & Implications

In a recent testimony to the Investor Advisory Committee of the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), Scott Kupor, CEO & Managing Partner of Andreessen Horowitz, a $6.5 billion multi-stage venture capital firm, gave an amazingly comprehensive and concise description of today’s vanishing IPO market, the… Read More

How to Blow Your Regulation Crowdfunding Offering: Advertising and Promoters

Regulation Crowdfunding (Reg CF), which allows for true equity crowdfunding by small businesses and start-ups, has been in effect for over a year now. The amount of capital raised since Reg CF was launched last year has been steadily increasing as well as the number… Read More

Bitcoin Fraud: SEC Files Charges Against UK Citizen Who Allegedly Sold Securities in Bogus Businesses

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has filed fraud charges against Renwick Haddow, a UK citizen living in New York. The SEC said the “clandestine founder” claimed to be the creator of a Bitcoin platform and a chain of co-working spaces located in former bars… Read More

SEC Will Allow All Companies to Submit Draft Registration Statements on a Non Public Basis

The Securities and Exchange Commission, (SEC) has announced that the Division of Corporation Finance (CorpFin) will now permit all companies to submit draft registration statements relating to initial public offerings for review on a non-public basis. This process will be available for IPOs as well as… Read More

Investment Crowdfunding: Is a SAFE Safer than the SEC Thinks?

Not too long ago the SEC came out with an Investor Bulletin, emanating from the Office of Investor Education and Advocacy, regarding the utilization of SAFEs as an investment vehicle on crowdfunding platforms. The SEC stated; “Some issuers have been offering a new type of… Read More

Is Crowdfunding to Blame for the Decline of IPOs?

    In a recent article published in the Hastings Law Journal (embedded below), Duke University School of Law Associate Professor Elisabeth de Fontenay discusses the relationship between the recent decline of IPOs and the deregulation of private capital. Professor Fontenay also spoke at the… Read More

Rich Uncles is Under SEC Scrutiny for Advertising the Sales of Securities

Rich Uncles, a real estate crowdfunding platform, is taking some heat from the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). According to a recent filing with the SEC, Rich Uncles is under investigation by the securities regulator. The investigation may result in significant legal expense too. According… Read More

Is the SEC About to Crack Down on ICOs?

The exponential growth of Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs), which are being used to raise huge amounts of money using blockchain based tokens, have been increasingly scrutinized. According to a recent report on Reuters, regulators within the SEC are taking a hard look at the use of… Read More

Upcoming SEC Investor Advisory Committee Meeting will Tackle Financial CHOICE Act

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has shared the agenda for the next meeting of the Investor Advisory Committee (IAC) meeting which is scheduled for June 22. The SEC said the committee will hold a discussion in the morning on capital formation for smaller companies… Read More

SEC Names Stephanie Avakian & Steven Peikin as Co-Directors of Enforcement

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has announced that Acting Director of the Division of Enforcement Stephanie Avakian and former federal prosecutor Steven Peikin have been named Co-Directors of the Division of Enforcement. The SEC’s Division of Enforcement is the agency’s largest unit with more… Read More

Minimizing Potential Litigation & Regulatory Risks for Crowdfunding Platforms

Crowdfunding regulations were enacted with the goal of providing small businesses access to capital without imposing arduous registration and disclosure burdens.[i]  In that regard, the regulations have shown significant promise. Commentators have rightfully highlighted the substantial benefits to both issuers and investors based on their… Read More

Orchard X: Secondary Market for Online Loans Delayed Due to Regulatory Hurdles

Orchard X, the secondary trading platform being created by Orchard platform, received coverage from NYTimes.com yesterday shedding some light on the delayed launch. The electronic trading platform for online lending assets was announced in April 2016 but since that date little has been said about a… Read More

SEC Investor Advisory Committee Schedules Meeting for June 22nd

The SEC Investor Advisory Committee (IAC) has scheduled their next meeting for June 22, 2017, from 9:35AM to 2:35PM at the SEC Headquarters. The meeting is open to the public but will be live-streamed on the SEC website as well. As always, the public is… Read More

Guzik Welcome’s Congressman McHenry’s Letter to SEC But Believes More Needs to Be Done

Sam Guzik, a securities attorney and Crowdfund Insider Senior Contributor, has shared his perspective on Congressman Patrick McHenry’s letter to SEC Chair Jay Clayton. Guzik welcomes, McHenry’s requests but believes more needs to be done; “I applaud the unrelenting and tireless efforts of Congressman McHenry… Read More