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SEC Propose Filer Definition Change

The SEC have proposed amendments to the accelerated filer and large accelerated filer definitions. The aim is to reduce the reporting burden and compliance costs for low revenue companies by better defining which companies are classified as accelerated and large accelerated filers. The proposed amendments would mean smaller companies – those with less than $100 […]

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SEC Roundtable to Consider Short-Termism

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) have announced a roundtable to contribute to the ongoing discussion around short-termism in corporate decision making. An excessive focus on short term results could lead to inefficient capital markets, poor investment returns and economic instability – this much is clear, however, the cause of short-termism in corporate thinking is […]

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SEC Propose Amendments to Acquisitions and Dispositions Disclosures

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has proposed amendments and improvements to disclosure rules relating to mergers and acquisitions (and the sale of business assets) and is now seeking comments. The amendments seek to balance the need to provide investors with the information they need to effectively understand the impact of significant acquisitions or disposals with the […]

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A Deep Dive into SEC Amendments

Harvard Law School’s Forum on Corporate Governance and Financial Regulation have published a deep dive into the SEC’s most recent disclosure amendments as part of their series on disclosure simplification.

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SEC Releases Digital Assets Framework

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) have released a framework to help clear up the confusionsurrounding buying and selling digital assets eg. initial coin offerings (ICOs) and cryptocurrencies. Yes, the market for crypto assets has crashed, but there is still a trickle of activity! Perhaps anticipating increased interest in the future, numerous regulators have published, […]

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FAST Act seeks to Simplify Disclosure

More and more markets around the world are shifting to Inline XBRL. Interesting news out of the SEC at the end of March – the US regulator will introduce mandated Inline XBRL tagging for the cover sheets of a number of key documents. Already shifting financial statement disclosures for SEC registrant public companies (both foreign […]

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XBRL US Support Quarterly Filing

On 21 March XBRL US submitted a comment letter stating their support for quarterly filings in response to the SEC’s request for input on the effects of mandated quarterly reporting.

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SEC Proposes XBRL for Specialised Capital

The SEC has proposed reforms to the rules governing Business Development Companies (BDC) and Registered Closed-End Funds that would require these funds to report information in structured data.

The amendment is in support of the SEC’s implementation of the Small Business Credit Availability Act and the Economic Growth, Regulatory Relief, and Consumer Protection Act. BDC’s primarily invest in small and developing companies, so ensuring these funds have an efficient approach to raising capital and good investment communication should help support small business.

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SEC to hold Fintech Forum

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) announced this week that in May they will be holding a Fintech forum to discuss distributed ledger technology and digital assets.

The SEC has taken a mixed approach to digital asset regulation, with SEC Chairman Jay Clayton suggesting that digital assets both do and don’t qualify as securities, depending on their design. To help clarify the regulatory ambiguity around digital assets the SEC established its Strategic Hub for Innovation and Financial Technology in 2018 (FinHub). Finhub now seeks to improve communication with and understanding of the digital asset industry with this forum.

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SEC Approves 2019 Taxonomy

On 12 March the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) approved the US Financial Accounting Standards Board’s (FASB’s) 2019 GAAP Financial Reporting Taxonomy and the 2019 SEC Reporting Taxonomy. The updates to the GAAP Financial Reporting Taxonomy and the SRT for 2019 include changes to accounting standards, and a number of recommended improvements. The taxonomies are […]

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