Tag: SEC investor advocate

House passes bill for five-year extension of JOBS Act exemption from auditor attestation requirement

by Cydney Posner On Monday, the House passed the Fostering Innovation Act of 2015, notwithstanding this  letter to Paul Ryan and Nancy Pelosi from the SEC’s Investor Advocate urging a vote against it.  The bill, which presumably now moves to the Senate for consideration, amends Section 404(b) of SOX  (internal […]

SEC’s investor advocate echoes concerns of SEC’s Investor Advisory Committee on Nasdaq Solicitation of Comments

by Cydney Posner The SEC’s Investor Advocate has issued a letter to Nasdaq concerning Nasdaq’s Solicitation of Comments regarding certain Nasdaq shareholder approval rules.  The comments largely echo the comments of the SEC’s Investor Advisory Committee, which were fundamentally skeptical of  the Solicitation. (See this PubCo post.)

SEC’s new “investor advocate” takes a stand on NYSE proposed rule change

by Cydney Posner Today, the new Investor Advocate, Rick Fleming, issued a statement regarding his “First Official Recommendation” to the SEC.  What was that recommendation? He recommended  that the SEC disapprove the NYSE’s proposed rule change that would exempt certain early stage companies from having to obtain shareholder approval before selling additional […]