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White: As Securities Offerings Change, SEC Adapts

Joe Mont | October 28, 2015

Recent years have brought significant changes to how securities offerings are conducted, with many of the more recent regulatory reforms regarding public offerings the result of the JOBS ACT. Delivering the keynote address at the Practising Law Institute’s annual Securities Regulation Institute, held this week in New York City, Securities and Exchange Commission Chairman Mary Jo White spoke about how both marketplace participants and her agency are responding to these changes.

Among the developments in recent years:

  • Creating a new class of issuers, well-known seasoned issuers (WKSI), and allowing automatic “shelf” registration statements that allows them to register securities on a more flexible basis, without requiring a waiting period.
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