New York Partner and Capital Markets Practice Group Co-Chair Rob Evans was quoted by Law360 on the SEC’s tendency to shift emphasis between investor protection and capital formation as federal administrations change. He noted changing priorities could be part of the agency’s motivation to review its private offering rules.
"They might feel like things have gotten pushed too much in the direction of facilitating capital formation and perhaps the focus on protecting investors should be increased," he said, noting the SEC could limit how much any investor may invest in a single unregistered offering, to protect less sophisticated investors.
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