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The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) proposed rule amendments last week that are intended to both simplify and modernize Regulation S-K’s disclosure requirements. The rule amendments were proposed in accordance with the Fixing America’s Surface Transportation (FAST) Act and are based on the FAST Act Report, prepared by SEC staff in November 2016. With these proposed rules, the SEC aims to reduce the costs to and burdens on registrants, while still providing the information necessary for investors to make informed investment decisions. The SEC’s proposed changes include, but are not limited to, the following:
The SEC’s proposal also includes amendments to rules and forms applicable to investment companies and investment advisers. Public comments on the proposed rule amendments can be submitted at www.sec.gov for 60 days after the proposed rules are published in the Federal Register.
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