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A Window into Trump’s SEC?


Public Companies and Securities Insights into an SEC composed of Trump appointees can be gleaned from Financial Services Committee Chairman Jeb Hensarling’s (R-TX) opening statements at a committee hearing on SEC oversight, with testimony by outgoing SEC Chair Mary Jo White. Congressman Hensarling noted some concerns and disagreements with the SEC, possibly foreshadowing policies of the incoming Trump administration: […] Read more →

by   |   November 15, 2016

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CFTC Approves Final Rule for Filing Chief Compliance Officer Annual Reports

Derivatives The CFTC approved a final rule amending a CFTC regulation addressing the timing for filing chief compliance officer annual reports for certain registrants. The final rule amends... Read more →

by   |   November 13, 2016

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SEC Staff Allows Exclusion of “Fix Proxy Access” Proposal under (i)(10)

Public Companies and Securities In a recently issued no-action letter, the staff of the SEC’s Division of Corporate Finance allowed a company to exclude a shareholder proposal seeking specific changes to... Read more →

by   |   November 11, 2016


SEC Grants Broker-Dealers Relief under New Lease Accounting Standard

Broker-Dealer To perhaps oversimplify things greatly, the new GAAP for lease accounting will require operating leases to be recorded on the balance sheet much like the current treatment for... Read more →

by   |   November 11, 2016