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16 04, 2021

House Financial Services Committee: ESG, SEC Diversity Surveys

2021-04-28T13:07:13+00:00 April 16th, 2021|News|

WASHINGTON, D.C. (April 16, 2021) -- The House Financial Services Committee is scheduled to markup a number of bills dealing with ESG disclosure and board diversity of public companies, as well as requirements for companies to disclose certain political contributions. The committee will also consider a bill to mandate participation by SEC-regulated entities in SEC surveys regarding [...]

15 04, 2021

House Hearing on LIBOR Transition

2021-04-28T13:07:43+00:00 April 15th, 2021|News|

WASHINGTON, D.C. (April 15, 2021) -- The House Financial Services Subcommittee on Investor Protection, Entrepreneurship and Capital Markets held a hearing entitled, “The End of LIBOR: Transitioning to an Alternative Interest Rate Calculation for Mortgages, Student Loans, Business Borrowing, and Other Financial Products.” ###   About the Small Business Investor Alliance (SBIA) The Small Business Investor [...]

15 04, 2021

Climate Risk Disclosure Bill Reintroduced

2021-05-28T09:20:14+00:00 April 15th, 2021|News|

WASHINGTON, D.C. (April 15, 2021) -- U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) and Rep. Sean Casten (D-IL) reintroduced legislation on the Climate Risk Disclosure Act of 2021 which would reduce the chances of environmental and financial catastrophe by requiring public companies to disclose more information about their exposure to climate-related risks. Read more > ###   About [...]

14 04, 2021

SEC Commissioner Statement on Global ESG Metrics

2021-04-28T14:06:23+00:00 April 14th, 2021|News|

WASHINGTON, D.C. (April 14, 2021) -- SEC Commissioner Hester M. Pierce released a public statement, "Rethinking Global ESG Metrics," on Wednesday. Read more > ###   About the Small Business Investor Alliance (SBIA) The Small Business Investor Alliance (SBIA) is the premier organization of lower middle market private equity funds and investors. SBIA works on behalf [...]

14 04, 2021

Senate Confirms Gensler as SEC Chair

2021-04-28T13:09:14+00:00 April 14th, 2021|News|

WASHINGTON, D.C. (April 14, 2021) -- The Senate voted 53-45 to confirm Gary Gensler as Securities and Exchange Commission chairman. The SEC issued a congratulatory statement on Gensler's confirmation. Roll Call: Senate confirms Gensler to lead SEC Bloomberg (Paid Subscription): Gensler Confirmed for SEC Setting Him up to Police Wall Street Watch: Gary Gensler has a full agenda as he [...]

12 04, 2021

SEC Review of ESG Investing

2021-05-28T09:19:10+00:00 April 12th, 2021|News|

WASHINGTON, D.C. (April 12, 2021) -- The SEC’s Division of Examinations has released a risk alert regarding the offering of environmental, social and governance (ESG) products by investment advisers, registered investment companies, and private funds. The alert acknowledged increased demand from investors for products that incorporate ESG criteria; however, it noted that SEC staff has observed deficiencies [...]

9 04, 2021

2021 Global Private Equity Report

2021-04-28T14:00:57+00:00 April 9th, 2021|News|

WASHINGTON, D.C. (April 9, 2021) -- The 2021 Global Private Equity Report by Bain & Company looks at trends that are changing the PE landscape, including ESG/sustainability, virtual selling, and SPACs. The report examines the 2020 disruption and what it means for the future. Download the report > See more Bain & Co insights > ###   [...]

9 04, 2021

RSM Middle Market Business Index, March 2021

2021-04-28T14:01:16+00:00 April 9th, 2021|News|

WASHINGTON, D.C. (April 9, 2021) -- Based on RSM's latest data, policymakers, investors and chief executive officers should prepare for an economic boom as the real economy recovers and enters expansion this year. Read the Middle Market Business Index: March 2021 > ###   About the Small Business Investor Alliance (SBIA) The Small Business Investor Alliance [...]

25 03, 2021

Hearing Recap: Private Equity in Health Care

2021-04-28T14:01:31+00:00 March 25th, 2021|News|

WASHINGTON, D.C. (March 25, 2021) -- During the House Ways and Means Oversight Subcommittee hearing, “Examining Private Equity’s Expanded Role in the U.S. Health Care System”, Subcommittee Chair Bill Pascrell (D-NJ) called for increased transparency around private equity ownership. Republicans voiced support for a bipartisan investigation of COVID-19 nursing home deaths. Witnesses stated private equity ownership of nursing homes [...]

19 03, 2021

House Hearing on D&I

2021-04-28T14:01:48+00:00 March 19th, 2021|News|

WASHINGTON, D.C. (March 19, 2021) -- The House Financial Services Subcommittee on Diversity and Inclusion held a hearing entitled “By the Numbers: How Diversity Data Can Measure Commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion” to discuss efforts to improve diversity and inclusion (DNI) within the financial services sector. Read more > ###   About the Small Business [...]