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SEC Announces Date for Annual Government-Business Forum on Small Business Capital Formation


Washington D.C., Oct. 16, 2014 —

The Securities and Exchange Commission today announced that it will hold its annual Government-Business Forum on Small Business Capital Formation at its Washington, D.C. headquarters on November 20.

The morning session of the forum will feature panel discussions on the definition of an accredited investor and secondary market liquidity for securities of small businesses.  During the afternoon session, participants will work in groups to formulate specific policy recommendations.

Information on the panel participants and the full agenda for the forum will be announced in November and available on the forum webpage.

The forum, which begins at 9 a.m., is open to the public and will be webcast live on the SEC’s website.  The afternoon breakout group sessions will not be webcast but will be accessible by teleconference.  Anyone wishing to participate in a breakout group either in person or by teleconference must register online by November 14.

Members of the public are invited to make suggestions for recommendations or topics to be discussed at the forum by e-mailing the SEC’s Office of Small Business Policy at


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