At a meeting of the SEC Small Business Capital Formation Advisory Committee, SEC Commissioners considered the implications for retail investors of shifting trends in companies' pathways to going public.
In a report submitted to Congress, the SEC Office of the Advocate for Small Business Capital Formation summarized policy recommendations made by participants at the SEC's 40th Annual Small Business Forum.
In comments submitted to the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision addressing a consultation on the “prudential treatment of cryptoasset exposures,” SIFMA emphasized the need for prompt action that balances "innovation, growth and regulatory conservatism."
In letters to six special purpose acquisition companies, Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), Sherrod Brown (D-OH), Tina Smith (D-MN) and Chris Van Hollen (D-MD) expressed concerns over "misaligned" investor and sponsor interests under the SPAC structure.
The SEC issued a no-action letter to FINRA stating that it will not take enforcement action against member firms that do not comply with quotation rules on fixed income securities until January 3, 2022.
In a Washington Post Live interview, SEC Chair Gary Gensler asserted that should China not comply with the auditing processes of the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board in the next three years, the SEC will suspend from trading the approximately 270 China-related companies raising money.