Introduced under Title III of the JOBS Act, Regulation Crowdfunding (“Regulation CF”) was promulgated to allow startups and emerging companies to raise capital from a wider pool of investors through equity crowdfunding platforms.  Regulation Crowdfunding allows non-accredited investors to invest through these platforms.  Currently, a company may raise up to $5 million in a 12-month

September 26, 2023 Webinar
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Alternative finance continues to drive significant engagement with the investment community. But it also raises many more questions than answers about what the future holds for fintech, blockchain and crowdfunding. The Practising Law Insitutue (PLI) will host this program where leading industry lawyers, dealmakers, and

On September 9, 2022, the Securities and Exchange Commission announced amendments to its rules in order to implement inflation adjustments mandated by the JOBS Act.  The SEC’s amendments increase the annual gross revenue threshold for emerging growth companies and raise certain dollar amounts contained in Regulation Crowdfunding.  Pursuant to the JOBS Act, the SEC is

The US Securities and Exchange Commission’s (“SEC”) Small Business Capital Formation Advisory Committee (the “Committee”) released the agenda for its virtual meeting, to be held on Tuesday, August 2, 2022, and which plans to address liquidity challenges for investors in exempt offerings. The agenda specifically plans to address exit opportunities for investors in Regulation A

FINRA adds new topics for 2022 and new material to previously covered topics.

On February 9, 2022, the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, Inc. (“FINRA”) published its 2022 Report on FINRA’s Examination and Risk Monitoring Program (the “Report”). FINRA intends for the Report to be an up-to-date, evolving resource for firms that may help inform their

September 2, 2021 Webinar
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Mayer Brown’s 15th Annual Investment Management Regulatory University is hosting a discussion of regulatory hot topics. Please join partners Stephanie Monaco, Tim Clark, Erin Cho and Christina Thomas as they discuss:

  • Investment Advisers Act Update—Glimpses of New Marketing Rule and Division of Examinations Risk and Guidance
  • Private Funds

The Securities and Exchange Commission’s Office of the Advocate for Small Business Capital Formation recently delivered its annual report for FY2020 to the Committee on Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs of the US Senate and the Committee on Financial Services of the US House of Representatives, as required under the Securities Exchange Act.  The report

The Securities and Exchange Commission has announced an open meeting on November 2, 2020 to consider amendments relating to the exempt offering framework.  The SEC had released proposed amendments for public comment in March 2020, which were well-received, and included proposed simplifications to the integration framework, as well as modifications to the offering thresholds for

In a recent paper, “Equity Crowdfunding and Governance: Toward an Integrative Model and Research Agenda,” Douglas J. Cumming, Tom Vanacker, and Shaker A. Zahra consider the governance mechanisms in equity crowdfunded offerings.  Venture-backed companies generally have an established governance mechanism.  Public companies also have elaborate governance frameworks.  Usually, companies that rely on equity

On November 1, 2018, the North American Securities Administrators Association, Inc. (“NASAA”) released for public comment proposed updates to the SCOR Statement of Policy and the SCOR Form (Form U-7).  According to the NASAA, the proposed updates are meant to incorporate many of the investor protections that have been put in place under state and