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Regulators owe it to issuers, investors and the markets they oversee to look outside their national borders when addressing what may appear to be domestic concerns

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Jan 21, 2016

On January 21, 2016, the Securities Exchange Commission, released a keynote address from Keith F. Higgins, Director, Division of Corporation Finance at the PLI – Fifteenth Annual Institute on Securities Regulation in Europe.

next year will be the 30th anniversary of the Commission’s study about the globalization of the securities markets. Please allow me to take you back in time to discuss the Commission’s thinking on cross-border offerings, steps it has taken to address the challenges presented by global offerings, events and trends in the international markets over the last three decades, and then offer some observations on matters that may be ripe for exploration in the future. I will conclude with three timely securities law topics that are being discussed across the global markets: crowdfunding, disclosure reform, and interim financial reporting.

Read the full address on the SEC's Web site.

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