SEC Advisory Committee on Small and Emerging Companies to Meet on June 8

June 07, 2012 /

The Securities and Exchange Commission’s Advisory Committee on Small and Emerging Companies will meet on Friday, June 8, beginning at 9 a.m. Eastern time to discuss, among others, the recently enacted JOBS Act, market structure issues, and scaling of disclosure and corporate governance rules for smaller public companies.

The meeting will take place at the SEC’s headquarters at 100 F Street N.E. in Washington, D.C., and is open to the public. It also will be webcast live on the SEC’s website.

The Advisory Committee was formed last year to provide a formal mechanism for the SEC to receive advice and recommendations on privately held small businesses and publicly traded companies with a market capitalization less than $250 million.


9 a.m. Update from Co-Chairs of Advisory Committee
9:15 a.m. Discussion of Jumpstart Our Business Startups (JOBS) Act

  • SEC Division of Corporation Finance
  • SEC Division of Trading and Markets
10:45 a.m. Presentations and Discussion of Market Structure Issues and Impact on IPOs

  • David Weild — Chairman and CEO of Capital Markets Advisory Partners
  • Jeffrey Harris — Dean’s Chair in Finance, Whitman School of Management at Syracuse University
12:30 p.m. Lunch Break
2 p.m. Presentations and Discussion of Scaling Disclosure and Corporate Governance Rules for Smaller Public Companies

  • Jim Angel — Associate Professor, McDonough School of Business, Georgetown University
  • Paul Dorfman — Managing Director, NYSE Euronext
3:45 p.m. Discussion of Next Steps/Closing Comments
4 p.m. Meeting Concludes


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