I recently shared progress of the first year since Nasdaq’s Revitalize blueprint was released. The blueprint highlights a set of ideas based on feedback from our listed companies, stakeholders and investors we believe will help to restore the vibrancy of the capital markets. These ideas are broadly grouped around three areas of the securities law: the proxy process, the disclosure rules, and the market structure that applies to the U.S. equity markets.
In support of our initiatives, Ed Knight, Nasdaq's EVP and Global Chief Legal and Policy Officer, testified at a hearing before The Subcommittee on Capital Markets, Securities, and Investment of the House Financial Services Committee on May 23rd. Our revitalize efforts are aimed at eliminating regulatory hurdles that harm the ability of "Main Street" businesses, early-stage companies, smaller companies and emerging growth companies to access capital, innovate, grow and create jobs. We appreciate the opportunity to present Nasdaq’s views on a set of proposals that preserve critical investor protections, while facilitating capital formation, job growth and innovation.
To learn more about the hearing, watch the webcast, or access Ed Knight’s testimony, click here.
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