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U.S. regulators ponder Brexit plans, disclosure demands

Joe Mont | March 15, 2019

With chaos and uncertainty still clouding the future of the United Kingdom’s plans to break from the European Union, U.S. regulators are taking steps to address the fallout.

The Securities and Exchange Commission is among the agencies keeping a close eye on potential Brexit fallout. During a March 15 speech in London, at the 18th Annual Institute on Securities Regulation in Europe, William Hinman, director of the Division of Corporation Finance, spoke on “Applying a Principles-Based Approach to Disclosing Complex, Uncertain and Evolving Risks.”

“Sounds like Brexit might fit that description, and I don’t think I could come to London this week without spending some time discussing it,” he said. “I realize that you all may be worn out on the subject, and the U.S. regulatory perspective on this topic may seem of secondary or tertiary interest to those of you living...

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