On August 26th, the SEC announced that it will be carefully monitoring the effects of Hurricane Laura on investors and capital markets. As the SEC tracks the storm’s developments, it will consider easing regulatory requirements and extending filing deadlines for those affected by the storm.
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Wednesday, August 26. 2020
SEC Issues New Ruling to Ensure Public Notice, Comment, and Approval Prior to Effectiveness of NMS Plan Fees
On August 19th, the SEC voted to overturn a rule exception that allowed a proposed national market system (NMS) plan fee amendment to become effective upon filing before review and comment by investors and other market participants. The fee exception contained in Rule 608(b)(3)(1) of Regulation NMS allowed a fee amendment to become effective immediately upon filing with the SEC, and an NMS plan could start charging the new fee before an opportunity for public comment and without SEC action. Also, Rule 608 did not include specific timelines for public notice and SEC action on NMS plan proposals. Continue reading "SEC Issues New Ruling to Ensure Public Notice,..." »
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