SEC, OCC flag heightened risks from crypto bankruptcies

Crypto volatility

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) this week reminded public companies and financial institutions, respectively, of their responsibilities to properly manage risks related to the crypto asset market.

Noting there has been “widespread disruption” in the crypto asset market recently, the SEC’s Division of Corporation Finance issued a sample letter Thursday urging companies to “evaluate their disclosures with a view towards providing investors with specific, tailored disclosure about market events and conditions, the company’s situation in relation to those events and conditions, and the potential impact on investors.”

The Division of Corporation Finance’s letter provided a sample list of concerns about a public company’s incomplete or missing disclosures related to its exposure to the crypto asset market. The agency would like to understand through a company’s disclosures:

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