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Net Worth Standard for Accredited Investors

Yesterday the SEC released its final rule regarding the exclusion of the value of a person’s primary residence when determining whether the person qualifies as an “accredited investor” on the basis of having a net worth in excess of $1 million. The accredited investor standards are used to determine certain exemptions from Securities Act registration … Continue Reading

SEC Investor Protection Measures

The SEC is pursuing a slew of investor protection measures: In public remarks earlier this year, SEC Commissioner Elisse Walter and Chairman Schapiro expressed support for say-on-pay proposals. Officially, the Staff does not object to say-on-pay resolutions in proxy materials if non-binding and advisory. On May 20, 2009, the SEC voted to solicit public comment … Continue Reading