Any milestone, such as an anniversary, provides an opportunity for reflection and evaluation. At the one-year anniversary of the JOBS Act, preliminary experience gives reason for some optimism. The centerpiece of the JOBS Act, the “IPO on-ramp” provisions contained in Title I, have proven quite useful. The SEC Staff’s guidance in the form of Frequently… Continue Reading
As we previously reported, FINRA amended its rules relating to research in order to bring them in line with the changes brought about by the JOBS Act. The SEC approved the FINRA rule changes, and earlier this week, FINRA published Notice 12-49, available here http://www.finra.org/web/groups/industry/@ip/@reg/@notice/documents/notices/p196166.pdf.
FINRA has filed with the SEC a proposed rule change to amend FINRA’s rules relating to research in order to bring them in line with the JOBS Act and the SEC Staff’s FAQs addressing research. The proposed FINRA rule change would modify NASD Rule 2711 and NYSE Rule 472. Arranging and Participating in Communications: The… Continue Reading
On August 22, 2012, the SEC’s Division of Trading and Markets published a highly anticipated series of JOBS Act related FAQs addressing various research related matters. The FAQs are available at http://www.sec.gov/divisions/marketreg/tmjobsact-researchanalystsfaq.htm. Although the FAQs are quite consistent with the views that have been expressed over the last few months by SEC Staff, it may… Continue Reading