SEC to Update and Remove Unnecessary Disclosure Requirements

By | 11/21/2018 | 2:45 am ET

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) voted in August to adopt amendments designed to simplify and update disclosure requirements. These amendments were aimed to get rid of disclosure requirements that appeared to be duplicative, overlapping, or outdated. These amendments are designed to ease regulatory burdens on issuers, while facilitating disclosure to investors. The amendments became effective on November 5 2018. These amendments are part of a broader initiative from the Division of…

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SEC Final Rules to Modernize Offerings Pursuant to Compensatory Arrangements

By | 08/01/2018 | 2:32 am ET

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), proposed a rule change in July to amend Securities Act Rule 701(e). The rule creates a registration exemption for securities issued by non-reporting companies pursuant to compensatory arrangements. The SEC amendments were required by the Economic Growth, Regulatory Relief, and Consumer Protection Act, and increased the threshold where issuers are required to disclose additional information from $5 million to $10 million of the aggregate…

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SEC Extends Qualifications for SRC’s and Scaled Disclosures

By | 07/20/2018 | 7:57 pm ET

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) expanded the number of companies that qualify as a “smaller reporting company” (SRC) and the existing scaled disclosure accommodations for these SRC’s. The SEC estimates that approximately 1000 companies will now qualify for the scaled disclosures. Scaled disclosures enable companies to provide less information, specifically for executive compensation and only submit audited financial statements for two fiscal years, compared to the three fiscal years…

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SEC Passes Inline XBRL

By | 07/20/2018 | 7:52 pm ET

In a 4-1 vote on June 28, 2018, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) voted to adopt several amendments to the existing XBRL reporting requirements. Instead of the existing requirements which mandate that companies submit XBRL exhibits along with their HTML filings for quarterly and annual financial statements, companies can now submit Inline XBRL filings. Instead of a dual filing system with both human and machine-readable filings, companies are now…

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New SEC Disclosure Changes on Form N-PORT

By | 06/27/2018 | 2:35 am ET

In June, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) adopted new public liquidity-related disclosure requirements for several open-end funds. These disclosure changes would now require funds to disclose, in either their annual or semi-annual shareholder report, the operations and effectiveness of their liquidity risk management programs. These amendments would replace the current pending requirement that funds provide a quantitative description of past aggregate liquidity classification data on Form N-PORT. Form N-PORT…

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