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SEC Issues Guidance on What Makes Non-GAAP Measures Misleading


Public Companies and Securities The SEC issued four new Compliance and Disclosure Interpretations on non-GAAP financial measures.  According to the CDIs: Certain adjustments, although not explicitly prohibited, may result in a non-GAAP measure that is misleading. For example, presenting a performance measure that excludes normal, recurring, cash operating expenses necessary to operate a registrant’s business could be misleading. A... Read more →

by   |   May 17, 2016


Crowdfunding Begins With 17 Issuers

Crowdfunding Monday May 16, 2016 was the first day JOBS Act Title III crowdfunding could be used. Below are links to some portals and other information. StartEngine The StartEngine portal... Read more →

by   |   May 16, 2016


SEC Enforcement Chief Gives Update on Private Equity

Litigation, M&A, Private Equity Andrew Ceresney, Director, SEC Division of Enforcement, gave his views on the SEC private equity enforcement initiative at a conference. Mr. Ceresney set forth the various... Read more →

by   |   May 15, 2016

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SEC Approves PCAOB Rule Requiring Audit Partners to be Identified

Public Companies and Securities The SEC has approved a proposed PCAOB rule requiring identification of audit engagement partners and certain other audit participants. Under the PCAOB rules, for each audit report... Read more →

by   |   May 9, 2016