SEC Seeks To Make Overseas Investment Easier

Law360, New York (March 25, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission said Monday that it will explore possible regulatory changes that would ease American investors' access to overseas capital markets.

The SEC said it is contemplating several actions that would further implement “the concept of mutual recognition for high-quality regulatory regimes in other countries.”

These include signing agreements with foreign regulators based on comparability assessments of the various regimes and adopting a formal process to recognize jurisdictions with multiple regulators, such as Canada and the European Union.

The SEC said it...
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