H.R.2919 - Improving Investment Research for Small and Emerging Issuers Act116th Congress (2019-2020) |
|Sponsor:||Rep. Huizenga, Bill [R-MI-2] (Introduced 05/22/2019)|
|Committees:||House - Financial Services | Senate - Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs|
|Latest Action:||Senate - 07/10/2019 Received in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs. (All Actions)|
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Text: H.R.2919 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)All Information (Except Text)
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Referred in Senate (07/10/2019)
Received; read twice and referred to the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs
To require the Securities and Exchange Commission to carry out a study to evaluate the issues affecting the provision of and reliance upon investment research into small issuers.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,
This Act may be cited as the “Improving Investment Research for Small and Emerging Issuers Act”.
(a) Study required.—The Securities and Exchange Commission shall conduct a study to evaluate the issues affecting the provision of and reliance upon investment research into small issuers, including emerging growth companies and companies considering initial public offerings.
(1) factors related to the demand for such research by institutional and retail investors;
(A) the number and types of firms who provide such research;
(B) the volume of such research over time; and
(C) competition in the research market;
(3) conflicts of interest relating to the production and distribution of investment research;
(4) the costs of such research;
(A) hard-dollar payments from research clients;
(B) payments directed from the client’s commission income (i.e., “soft dollars”); or
(C) payments from the issuer that is the subject of such research;
(6) any unique challenges faced by minority-owned, women-owned, and veteran-owned small issuers in obtaining research coverage; and
(A) investment adviser concentration and consolidation, including any potential impacts of fund-size on demand for investment research of small issuers;
(B) broker and dealer concentration and consolidation, including any relationships between the size of the firm and allocation of resources for investment research into small issuers;
(C) Securities and Exchange Commission rules;
(D) registered national securities association rules;
(E) State and Federal liability concerns;
(F) the settlement agreements referenced in Securities and Exchange Commission Litigation Release No. 18438 (i.e., the “Global Research Analyst Settlement”); and
(G) Directive 2014/65/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council of 15 May 2014 on markets in financial instruments and amending Directive 2002/92/EC and Directive 2011/61/EU, as implemented by the European Union (“EU”) member states (“MiFID II”).
(1) the results of the study required by subsection (a); and
(2) recommendations to increase the demand for, volume of, and quality of investment research into small issuers, including emerging growth companies and companies considering initial public offerings.
Passed the House of Representatives July 9, 2019.
|Attest:||cheryl l. johnson,|