Crowdfunding Financial Industry Regulatory Authority

Crowdfunding is a method for raising capital whereby many individuals network and pool their funds, usually via the internet or social media. Crowdfunding methods are used in a variety of circumstances including,... more +
Crowdfunding is a method for raising capital whereby many individuals network and pool their funds, usually via the internet or social media. Crowdfunding methods are used in a variety of circumstances including, but not limited to, supporting charitable organizations, disaster relief, product development, artistic projects, and financing start-up companies. The passage of the JOBS Act of 2012 sought to broaden the use of crowdfunding in developing private capital for start-up companies by relaxing certain SEC investor registration requirements. less -
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Corporate and Financial Weekly Digest - Volume IX, Issue 46

In this issue: - US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit Grants Petition for Rehearing of Decision on Conflicts Minerals Rule - Register for Our 2015 Proxy Season Update Webinar - SEC...more

Financial Services Weekly News Roundup - November 2014 #3

FINRA Requests Comment on Proposed “Pay-to-Play” Rule - FINRA issued Regulatory Notice 14-50 requesting comment on proposed “pay-to-play” and related rules that would regulate in a manner similar to Rule 206(4)-5 under...more

Top 5 Things You Should Know About Online Direct (P2P) Lending Law And Regulations — Before You Do Anything Else!

Few people following the crowdfunding space have been able to ignore the recent meteoric rise of online direct lending, often called “peer-to-peer” (P2P) lending. What started out as a simple one-to-multiple consumer lending...more

A Must Read: FINRA’s 2014 Exam Priorities

FINRA did not wait for any dust (or snow) to settle on the New Year before alerting the brokerage industry and the public about its regulatory and examination priorities for 2014. This year’s letter, issued earlier than ever...more

Year In Review: Crowdfunding Round Up for 2013

It is the afternoon of New Year’s Eve as I am writing my last post for 2013. Crowdfunding seems a logical choice. 2013 put crowdfunding on the map, among filmmakers, inventors, samaritans, start-ups, the crowd at large....more

Open for Comment: FINRA’s Funding Portal Rules

With all the noise about the proposed set of rules for crowdfunding the SEC released in October, one piece of the puzzle almost slipped by unnoticed. In tandem, FINRA released rules and related forms for funding portals as...more

Standing out from the Crowd: A Closer Look at the SEC’s and FINRA’s Proposed Crowdfunding Rules

In this alert, we provide a detailed overview of the proposed regulatory framework that will be applicable to crowdfunding offerings conducted pursuant to Title III of the JOBS Act in reliance on Section 4(a)(6) of the...more

Observations Drawn from SEC’s Crowdfunding Proposal

Even if you have no interest in crowdfunding, there are a number of interesting elements in the SEC’s crowdfunding proposal that may have broader applicability....more

SEC and FINRA Rule Proposals Take Next Steps Towards Fulfilling JOBS Act Crowdfunding Mandate

The SEC issued a rule proposal designed to fulfill a mandate under the 2012 Jumpstart Our Business Startups (“JOBS”) Act to adopt rules that implement changes to the federal securities laws under the JOBS Act that permit...more

REGULATION CROWDFUNDING: Proposed Rules by the SEC to give effect to the Crowdfunding Provisions of Title III under the JOBS Act.

PART I: Issuer, Purchaser and Offering Requirements and Limitations; Issuer Disclosure Obligations; Advertising and Promoting the Offering; Safe Harbor for Insignificant Deviations - The Securities and Exchange...more

FINRA Proposes Crowdfunding Portal Rules and Related Forms

On October 23, 2013, the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) issued proposed rules and forms regarding crowdfunding through funding portals. The proposed rules, which reflect rules recently proposed by the SEC,...more

FINRA: Funding Portals, Start Your Engines!

The regulatory framework for the crowdfunding exemption created under the Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act of 2012, or JOBS Act, is beginning to take shape. On the same day the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC)...more

FINRA Proposes Rules For Crowdfunding Portals

FINRA has proposed rules and related forms for crowdfunding portals. The proposal, which reflects the rules recently proposed by the SEC, would implement in FINRA’s rules the provisions of the JOBS Act. ...more

SEC and FINRA Propose Long-Awaited Crowdfunding Rules

On October 23, 2013, the SEC formally issued its proposed rules governing the "crowdfunding" registration exemption created under Title III of the Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act of 2012 (the "JOBS Act"), and FINRA...more

FINRA Regulatory Notice on Crowdfunding Portals

Today, FINRA released a regulatory notice with proposed funding portal rules and solicited comments on the seven rules — Funding Portal Rules 100, 110, 200, 300, 800, 900 and 12009 — and related forms....more

SEC to Consider Crowdfunding Proposals on October 23

The SEC has provided very short notice of an open meeting to consider proposed rules under Title III of the JOBS Act. Title III of the JOBS Act amended Section 4 of the Securities Act to add paragraph (6), which provides a...more

The Financial Report - Volume 2, No. 18 • October 10, 2013 (Global)

IN THIS ISSUE: - Discussion and Analysis - News from the Americas - News from Asia and the Pacific - News from Europe - Global Regulators - US Securities and Exchange Commission Developments - US Commodity...more

The Guide to Social Media and the Securities Laws

REGULATION FD - Beginning in 1999 and continuing into 2000, media reports about selective disclosure of material nonpublic information by issuers raised concerns that select market professionals who were privy to this...more

The Guide to Social Media and the Securities Laws

REGULATION FD - Beginning in 1999 and continuing into 2000, media reports about selective disclosure of material nonpublic information by issuers raised concerns that select market professionals who were privy to this...more

Crowdfunding PART 3(A)– Alternatives: Rewards-Based Crowdfunding

The prior 2 crowdfunding discussions focused on what crowdfunding is under Title III of the JOBS Act and its potential disadvantages should the SEC and FINRA ever get around to promulgating the applicable final rules…...more

Crowdfunding 101: What Is It? And Should I Be Excited About it? PART 1

Ever since the passage of the JOBS Act (the Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act), there’s been a lot of hype about crowdfunding. A lot of startups have built their entire business model on the assumed ability to use...more

Crowdfunding And JOBS Act News Roundup – May 31, 2013

President Obama has nominated a pair of Senate aids to be SEC Commissioners. Dr. Michael Piwowar is the Chief Economist for the U.S. Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs, a position he has held since 2009. ...more

SEC Exempts Another Crowd Funding Site From Broker-Dealer Rules

The SEC has granted AngelList relief on accepting transaction based compensation for crowd funding, exempting it from the broker-dealer rules. A couple days ago, the SEC granted relief to thefundersclub.com. Makes you kind...more

JOBS Act Update

The Securities and Exchange Commission’s (SEC) Division of Trading and Markets and the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) recently published items of particular interest to firms following the progress of the...more

SEC Speaks: Agency Takes Back-To-Basics Approach In Face Of Changing Leadership, Congressional Mandates And New Technologies

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

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