Jumpstart Our Business Startups (JOBS) Act

I did another interview with LXBN TV this afternoon.  In some ways, it went better than the first.  Instead of an opening shot where I look like I’m trying to find the fastest escape route out of the imminent stammer-fest, now I just look really, really sad, like someone just yelled at a puppy.  And

The SEC issued an alert intending that firms detect and prevent unauthorized trading in brokerage and advisory accounts. 

This release related to certain risks the SEC’s Office of Compliance Inspections and Examinations found in its investigations and examinations.  OCIE had reports of unauthorized trades and rogue trading by traders, portfolio managers, brokers and others.  The

The SEC and CFTC launched a working group to discuss and identify money laundering vulnerabilities. 

These issues have lingered for awhile.  Both agencies believe that there is an opportunity to clarify their positions relating to money laundering and if their programs could potentially uncover such events.  This group will also include representatives from the Treasury

Recently, the SEC announced that it would take steps to bar felons and bad actors from any Regulation D offering. 

This rule was mandated by the Dodd-Frank Act, and the SEC issued the proposal last May 2011.  This new rule may be in place before the end of this year, but there is no certainty