SEC Adopts Significant Changes to MD&A and Related Disclosures

On November 19, 2020, the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) continued its recent efforts to modernize and simplify certain financial disclosure requirements in Regulation S-K by amending Item 303 of Regulation S-K (Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations (MD&A)) and revising or eliminating several other requirements of Regulation S-K.1 The SEC adopted these changes “to eliminate duplicative disclosures and modernize and enhance MD&A disclosures for the benefit of investors, while simplifying compliance efforts for registrants.” The amendments aim to provide investors with company-specific, tailored disclosure that will enable investors to see a company “through the eyes of management.”

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