Open Meeting Agenda

Wednesday, March 4, 2020

Item 1: Facilitating Capital Formation and Expanding Investment Opportunities by Improving Access to Capital in Private Markets
Office: Division of Corporation Finance
Staff: William Hinman, Elizabeth Murphy, Jennifer Zepralka, Steven Hearne, Anthony Barone, John Byrne, and Elizabeth Walsh

The Commission will consider whether to propose rule amendments that would facilitate capital formation and increase opportunities for investors by expanding access to capital for entrepreneurs across the United States. Specifically, the proposed amendments would simplify, harmonize, and improve certain aspects of the framework for exemptions from registration under the Securities Act of 1933 to promote capital formation while preserving or enhancing important investor protections. The proposed amendments seek to address gaps and complexities in the exempt offering framework that may impede access to investment opportunities for investors and access to capital for issuers.

For further information, please contact Anthony Barone or John Byrne in the Division of Corporation Finance at 202-551-3460.