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Technology has spawned the formation of new internet-based marketplaces for illiquid and restricted securities. In most instances, these markets are operated by entities registered with the U.S. Securities and Exchange...more
The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) is reportedly “seriously” looking into whether Bitcoin may fall under its scope....more
Despite the fact that The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) has spent years working on plans to adapt to the technological revolution that is changing the investing sphere, the disconnect between the agency and...more
Despite the fact that The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) has spent years working on plans to adapt to the technological revolution that is changing the investing sphere, the disconnect between the regulatory body...more
The SEC and CFTC recently issued joint Identity Theft Red Flags Rules (the “Rules”), which are rules and guidelines requiring certain financial institutions worldwide to adopt comprehensive data security programs to detect...more
UPDATE: The House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence passed the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act (CISPA) this afternoon. The vote was 18 in favor and two (Adam Schiff (D-CA) and Jan Schakowsky (D-IL))...more
Today the CFTC and the SEC jointly issued final rules that require regulated entities to adopt programs designed to prevent identity theft – so-called “red flags” rules....more
Last week in Washington, D.C., this author had the opportunity to sit in on a panel discussion by the SEC’s Division of Corporation Finance (“CorpFin”) discussing, among other things, recent developments in cybersecurity...more
The SEC recently granted two accredited crowdfunding sites exemptions from the broker-dealer rules because the type of carried interest (or close equivalent) used to compensate the site is not transaction based compensation. ...more
The Securities and Exchange Commission issued a report that makes clear that companies can use social media outlets like Facebook and Twitter to announce key information in compliance with Regulation Fair Disclosure...more
LCH.Clearnet Ltd., one of the world’s largest interest-rate swap clearinghouse, cited a “major” information technology failure on December 31st of last year. The IT failure affected payment processing in the U.K. and...more
On March 7, 2013, the SEC proposed Regulation SCI (“Reg SCI”), which would replace existing voluntary standards applicable to securities exchanges, clearing agencies and certain other market participants with enforceable...more
It seems that some of the nation’s largest public company banks must be avid readers of this blog and have taken to heart our 2013 prediction that the SEC would require greater disclosure related to data security risks and...more
With the rise in targeted, sophisticated, malicious attacks on corporate America’s electronic infrastructure, companies are increasingly focused on their cybersecurity disclosure obligations. There is a growing concern that...more
The annual “SEC Speaks” conference, in which Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) representatives review the agency’s efforts over the past year and preview the year to come, was held on February 22-23, 2013. A...more
Background- We analyzed the terms of venture financings for 116 companies headquartered in Silicon Valley that reported raising money in the fourth quarter of 2012....more
Following the announcement last September that the government was encouraging the London Stock Exchange ("LSE") to relax its rules for tech companies, the LSE last week formally announced its plans for a new High Growth...more
Rulebook sets out criteria for admission to the high-growth segment, which has been designed to meet the needs of fast-growing European companies.
On 13 February, the London Stock Exchange (LSE) published a draft...more
In This Issue:
- Message from the Managing Partner
- Amazing Clients®: ACell: Medical Miracles - The Age of Bionic Reconstruction Arrives
- Rethinking Today’s “Fixed Income” Investments
- Can Gray...more
The Ontario Securities Commission (“OSC”) is actively taking steps to make capital raising easier for start-ups. In late 2012, the OSC published Staff Consultation Paper 45-710, seeking feedback on proposed new prospectus...more
Transaction monitoring was mentioned in a couple of significant enforcement actions of 2012. I think that it will move to becoming a best practice in FCPA compliance programs. This video will explain how transaction...more
The Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council (FFIEC) released a proposed guidance regarding the applicability of consumer protection, compliance and privacy laws to social media usage by banks, credit unions, and...more
In This Issue:
- Activity Level of New England Seed Transactions
- Activity Level of New England Series A Transactions
- Activity Level of New England Series B/Later Round Transactions
- Size of New...more
A report by U.S. Commodity Trading Futures Commission (CFTC) chief economist Andrei Kirilenko that shows the advantages of high-frequency traders over small investors is turning the public eye back toward trading and...more
Background—We analyzed the terms of venture financings for 117 companies headquartered in Silicon Valley that reported raising money in the third quarter of 2012.
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