January 8, 2022
12:35 pm - 1:50 pm
Session Type: Section Programs
Session Capacity: N/A
Recent years have seen increasing attention to issues of equality and access in securities markets. Nasdaq has proposed requiring listed company boards to include at least one female member and one member from an underrepresented minority. The SEC recently amended Regulation S-K to add human capital as a broad topic for disclosure but declined to require companies to divulge diversity data. In addition to issues relevant to regulated companies, gaps remain in the gender and racial diversity of the SEC’s own commissioners and staff. More broadly, equity and access in securities markets have expanded due to Robinhood and similar modalities, as exemplified by the “meme stock” phenomenon. This panel will provide a forum for securities regulation scholars to discuss the reforms on the table as well as others that require more attention.
- Securities Regulation, Co-Sponsored by Agency, Partnership, LLC's and Unincorporated, Business Associations, and Financial Institutions and Consumer Financial Services - Equity and Access in Securities Markets: $0.00