Foreign Equity Securities

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Second Circuit Narrows Reach of Federal Securities Laws as to Foreign Securities Transactions

On May 6, 2014, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit issued a decision clarifying the applicability of the anti-fraud provisions of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 to transactions in foreign securities. The...more

SEC No-Action Letter on Definition of “Ready Market” for Foreign Equity Securities

On December 27, 2012, the staff of the SEC Division of Trading and Markets issued a no-action letter setting forth conditions under which broker-dealers may treat certain foreign equity securities as having a “ready market”...more

No-Action Letter Regarding Definition of "Ready Market" with Regard to Foreign Equity Securities Pursuant to SEC Rule...

Currently, under Securities and Exchange Commission Rule 15c3-1 (the Net Capital Rule), broker-dealers may treat equity securities of a foreign issuer that are listed on the FTSE World Index as having a ready market. A ready...more

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