At an open meeting today, the Securities and Exchange Commission issued guidance to assist investment advisers in fulfilling their proxy voting responsibilities in using the services of a proxy advisory firm, and provided guidance on proxy voting disclosures under Investment Company Act forms.  The Commission also issued an interpretation of Exchange Act Rule 14a-1(l) that

In this Lexis Practice Advisor® Practice Note, we discuss the proposed amendments issued by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) on May 9, 2019 to the accelerated filer and large accelerated filer definitions in Rule 12b-2 (Rule 12b-2) (17 C.F.R. § 240.12b-2) under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the Exchange Act).

On August 8, 2019, the US Securities and Exchange Commission proposed amendments to Regulation S-K that are intended to modernize business, legal proceedings and risk factor disclosures. According to the SEC, the proposed amendments are designed to update rules to account for developments since they were first adopted or last amended and to improve the

The Securities and Exchange Commission announced an open meeting for August 21st in order to consider: guidance regarding the proxy voting responsibilities of investment advisers under Rule 206(4)-6 under the Investment Advisers Act of 1940, as well as to consider whether to publish an interpretation and related guidance regarding the applicability of certain rules, which

Earlier this spring, the Nasdaq Stock Exchange (the “Nasdaq”) filed a proposed amendment (the “Amendment”) of its initial listing standards with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”).  The SEC approved the changes to Nasdaq’s initial listing standards in July 2019, and these changes became effective this week, on August 5, 2019.

The Nasdaq amended

Despite the cancellation of the open meeting, the Securities and Exchange Commission proceeded to vote to propose amendments to certain Regulation S-K disclosure requirements.

The proposed amendments relate only to Items 101 (description of business), 103 (legal proceedings) and 105 (risk factors).  This does not fully address all of the aspects of Regulation S-K that

We had previously blogged regarding an August 8, 2019 open meeting to be held by the Securities and Exchange Commission to consider amendments to the business related disclosure requirements of Regulation S-K.  The open meeting has been cancelled.

The Securities and Exchange Commission announced an open meeting for August 8th to consider whether to propose rule amendments to modernize the description of business, legal proceedings, and risk factor disclosures required by Regulation S-K.  Readers will recall that the Commission had published a concept release (see: a little over three years ago

On July 25, 2019, the Securities and Exchange Commission’s Investor Advisory Committee will be meeting. The meeting will be webcast, and the agenda includes: a discussion of the SEC’s approach to regulation in areas with limited competition; a discussion regarding trends in investment research and the impact of MiFID on research; a discussion regarding the

On July 15, 2019, the staffs of the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) and the North American Securities Administrators Association issued a joint summary explaining the application of the federal and state securities laws to investments in qualified opportunity zone funds (“QOFs”).  The summary discusses the opportunity zone program and when interests in QOFs would