Start Date: 8/21/2019 11:00 AM EDT
End Date: 8/21/2019 12:00 PM EDT
Council of Institutional investors
The Securities Act of 1933 requires that every offer and sale of securities be registered with the SEC, unless an exemption is available. Registration is meant to provide investors with full and fair disclosure of material information so they can make their own informed investment and voting decisions. Congress recognized, however, that in certain situations there is no practical need for registration or the public benefits of registration are too remote. As a result, the Securities Act contains a number of exemptions from its registration requirements and authorizes the commission to adopt additional exemptions.
In June, the commission issued a concept release seeking "comment on possible ways to simplify, harmonize, and improve the exempt offering framework to promote capital formation and expand investment opportunities while maintaining appropriate investor protections." The comment period for the release runs through September 24.
In this webinar, Tyler Gellasch, executive director of the Healthy Markets Association, provided background on, and an overview of, the release and shared his views on how issues raised in the release affect institutional investors. A recording of this webinar is available in CII's Media Archive.