SEC Staff Issues FAQs on JOBS Act Research Provisions
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On August 22, 2012, the SEC staff released Frequently Asked Questions (“FAQs”) about certain JOBS Act provisions that address the conduct of research analysts and the publication of research reports with respect to emerging growth companies (“EGCs”). Generally, the FAQs are consistent with positions announced by the staff at various conferences, but do contain some new information, and provide a helpful written statement of SEC staff positions on several important matters. Set out below is a summary of the key items covered in the FAQs.