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SEC Chair and Corporation Finance Director Share Views on First Quarter Earnings Communications

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SEC Chair Jay Clayton and William Hinman, Director, Division of Corporation Finance, shared their views in a public statement on first quarter earnings communications. Highlights of the wide-ranging statement are discussed below. According to Messrs. Clayton and Hinman, company disclosures should reflect investor interest in: where the company stands today,... Read More

Topics: COVID-19, Public Companies and Securities

Disclosure Guidance: Topic 9 – SEC Publishes Guidance on COVID-19 Disclosure and Securities Law Obligations

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The SEC’s Division of Corporation Finance published formal disclosure guidance and other views of securities law compliance for public companies with respect to COVID-19. On disclosure matters, the guidance recognizes that it may be difficult to assess or predict with precision the broad effects of COVID-19 on industries or individual... Read More

Topics: COVID-19, Public Companies and Securities

SEC Provides Relief for Signature Page Maintenance Requirements as a Result of COVID-19

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SEC staff published an announcement regarding signature page maintenance as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic substantially as follows: The staff of the Division of Corporation Finance, the Division of Investment Management, and the Division of Trading and Markets has received inquiries from persons and entities subject to Regulation S-T... Read More

Topics: COVID-19, Public Companies and Securities

CFTC Grants Work From Home Relief to Deal With COVID-19

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The CFTC announced the Division of Swap Dealer and Intermediary Oversight (DSIO) has issued a number of no-action letters providing temporary, targeted relief to futures commission merchants, introducing brokers, swap dealers, retail foreign exchange dealers, floor brokers, and other market participants in response to the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic. The spread... Read More

Topics: COVID-19