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Look For A Different Focus At The SEC

The PEOTUS’ pick for the chairman of the Securities and Exchange Commission, Jay Clayton, has deep ties to protecting Wall Street as a partner at the white shoe law firm Sullivan & Cromwell. He has written that “zealous enforcement of … Continue reading

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Crowdfunding Vote of Confidence On Wall Street

Wall Street has joined Silicon Valley in boosting crowdfunding peer-to-peer lender LendingClub Corporation as three of its private investors bailed to the tune of $115.5 million. Oversubscribed by 20X, the company added shares and increased the price of the offering … Continue reading

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State/Federal Crowdfunding Clash Averted

With several states now permitting equity crowdfunding within their borders, the question has arisen if using the Internet to solicit purchasers would run afoul of the federal securities laws? Sec. 3(a)(11) and Rule 147 of the Securities Act of 1933 … Continue reading

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The 7% Loaf

German small businesses are selling bonds with their bread. The Mittelstand corporate bond market is paying about 650 basis points over the government bond rate. Many issuers don’t want to deal with their banks anymore. In 2011, EUR9.2 billion was … Continue reading

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