Title 17 published on 2013-04-01
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We are adopting amendments to Rule 506 of Regulation D and Rule 144A under the Securities Act of 1933 to implement Section 201(a) of the Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act. The amendment to Rule 506 permits an issuer to engage in general solicitation or general advertising in offering and selling securities pursuant to Rule 506, provided that all purchasers of the securities are accredited investors and the issuer takes reasonable steps to verify that such purchasers are accredited investors. The amendment to Rule 506 also includes a non-exclusive list of methods that issuers may use to satisfy the verification requirement for purchasers who are natural persons. The amendment to Rule 144A provides that securities may be offered pursuant to Rule 144A to persons other than qualified institutional buyers, provided that the securities are sold only to persons that the seller and any person acting on behalf of the seller reasonably believe are qualified institutional buyers. We are also revising Form D to require issuers to indicate whether they are relying on the provision that permits general solicitation or general advertising in a Rule 506 offering. Also today, in a separate release, to implement Section 926 of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, we are adopting amendments to Rule 506 to disqualify issuers and other market participants from relying on Rule 506 if “felons and other `bad actors' ” are participating in the Rule 506 offering. We are also today, in a separate release, publishing for comment a number of proposed amendments to Regulation D, Form D and Rule 156 under the Securities Act that are intended to enhance the Commission's ability to evaluate the development of market practices in Rule 506 offerings and address certain comments made in connection with implementing Section 201(a)(1) of the Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act.
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§ 77g - Information required in registration statement
§ 77q - Fraudulent interstate transactions
§ 77s - Special powers of Commission
§ 78b - Necessity for regulation
§ 78c - Definitions and application
§ 78g - Margin requirements
§ 78i - Manipulation of security prices
§ 78j - Manipulative and deceptive devices
15 USC § 78k–1 - National market system for securities; securities information processors
15 USC § -
§ 78m - Periodical and other reports
§ 78n - Proxies
15 U.S.C. § -
§ 78q - Records and reports
§ 78w - Rules, regulations, and orders; annual reports
15 USC § 78dd–1 - Prohibited foreign trade practices by issuers
§ 78mm - General exemptive authority
15 USC § 80a–23 - Closed-end companies
15 USC § 80a–29 - Reports and financial statements of investment companies and affiliated persons
15 USC § 80a–37 - Rules, regulations, and orders
The following are ALL rules, proposed rules, and notices (chronologically) published in the Federal Register relating to 17 CFR 242 after this date.
The Securities and Exchange Commission (“Commission”) is reopening the comment periods for its outstanding rulemaking releases, published in the Federal Register and listed herein, that concern security-based swaps (“SB swaps”) and SB swap market participants and were proposed pursuant to certain provisions of Title VII of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (the “Dodd-Frank Act”) and the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (the “Exchange Act”), among other provisions (together, the “Proposed Rules”). The Commission is also reopening the comment period for its Statement of General Policy on the Sequencing of the Compliance Dates for Final Rules Applicable to Security-Based Swaps adopted pursuant to the Exchange Act and the Dodd-Frank Act, published in the Federal Register on June 14, 2012 (the “Policy Statement”). The reopening of these comment periods is intended to allow interested persons additional time to analyze and comment upon the Proposed Rules and the Policy Statement in light of the Commission's proposal of substantially all of the rules required to be adopted by Title VII of the Dodd-Frank Act, its proposal of rules and interpretations addressing the application of the SB swap provisions of Title VII of the Dodd-Frank Act to cross-border SB swap transactions and non-U.S. persons that act in capacities regulated under the Dodd-Frank Act (the “Cross-Border Proposed Rules”), and the Commodity Futures Trading Commission's (the “CFTC”) adoption of substantially all of the rulemakings establishing the new regulatory framework for swaps. All comments received to date on the Proposed Rules and the Policy Statement will be considered and need not be resubmitted.
On March 25, 2013, the Securities and Exchange Commission (“Commission”) published in the Federal Register a proposed rule, Regulation Systems Compliance and Integrity (“Regulation SCI”) under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, for public comment. Proposed Regulation SCI would apply to certain self-regulatory organizations (including registered clearing agencies), alternative trading systems (“ATSs”), plan processors, and exempt clearing agencies subject to the Commission's Automation Review Policy (collectively, “SCI entities”), and would require these SCI entities to comply with requirements with respect to their automated systems that support the performance of their regulated activities. The Commission is extending the time period in which to provide the Commission with comments.
The Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC” or “Commission”) is publishing for public comment proposed rules and interpretive guidance to address the application of the provisions of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (“Exchange Act”), that were added by Subtitle B of Title VII of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (“Dodd-Frank Act”), to cross-border security-based swap activities. Our proposed rules and interpretive guidance address the application of Subtitle B of Title VII of the Dodd-Frank Act with respect to each of the major registration categories covered by Title VII relating to market intermediaries, participants, and infrastructures for security-based swaps, and certain transaction-related requirements under Title VII in connection with reporting and dissemination, clearing, and trade execution for security-based swaps. In this connection, we are re-proposing Regulation SBSR and certain rules and forms relating to the registration of security-based swap dealers and major security-based swap participants. The proposal also contains a proposed rule providing an exception from the aggregation requirement, in the context of the security-based swap dealer definition, for affiliated groups with a registered security-based swap dealer. Moreover, the proposal addresses the sharing of information and preservation of confidentiality with respect to data collected and maintained by SDRs. In addition, the Commission is proposing rules and interpretive guidance addressing the policy and procedural framework under which the Commission would consider permitting compliance with comparable regulatory requirements in a foreign jurisdiction to substitute for compliance with requirements of the Exchange Act, and the rules and regulations thereunder, relating to security-based swaps ( i.e., “substituted compliance”). Finally, the Commission is setting forth our view of the scope of our authority, with respect to enforcement proceedings, under Section 929P of the Dodd-Frank Act.