United States: SEC Commissioner Faults Regulatory Policies For Downward Trend In IPOs

Last Updated: May 18 2018
Article by Steven D. Lofchie

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SEC Commissioner Hester M. Peirce cited ongoing regulatory costs as a material factor in the decrease in IPOs in recent years and recommended ways to reverse the trend.

In remarks to the Washington State Bar Association, Ms. Peirce agreed, in part, with her colleague Commissioner Robert J. Jackson's statements, crediting non-regulatory factors for the decrease in IPOs. She asserted, however, that certain regulatory policies have disincentivized companies from going public. According to Ms. Peirce, companies are concerned about:

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