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SEC acts to simplify, update disclosure requirements

Joe Mont | August 21, 2018

The Securities and Exchange Commission is enacting amendments to certain disclosure requirements that have become “duplicative, overlapping, or outdated in light of other Commission disclosure requirements, U.S. Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP), or changes in the information environment.” 

The amendments are intended to “simplify and update the disclosure of information to investors, including long-term Main Street investors, and reduce compliance burdens for companies without significantly altering the total mix of information available to investors.”

"It is important to review our regulations to ensure that they evolve along with our capital markets and remain effective and efficient," SEC Chairman Jay Clayton said in a statement. The Commission is also referring certain disclosure requirements that overlap with, but require information incremental to, GAAP to the Financial Accounting...

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