SEC to hold virtual coffee meetings with public to discuss coronavirus challenges

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) is looking to host “virtual coffee breaks” to engage with players in the financial market to discuss impacts of the coronavirus.

As the world tries to lessen the impact of the coronavirus on the financial market, regulators have been trying to make amendments to regulations to ensure just this.

As social distancing has become the new norm, the SEC is looking to engage with stakeholders through online meetings. The SEC’s Office of the Advocate for Small Business Capital Formation will hold a number of virtual coffee breaks to speak with the public and discuss updates, trends, and perspectives on how COVID-19 is impacting raising capital.

Each coffee break will focus on a specific area of the market and incorporate feedback from entrepreneurs, investors, and other market participants.

The first coffee break will be held on April 3 at 11am Eastern Time to discuss updates in online investment capital raising.

SEC director Martha Miller said, “Recognizing the increased focus on digital engagement as we take COVID-19 precautions, our office looks forward to using technology tools to reach thought leaders across the country to continue our mission of amplifying the voices of small businesses and their investors, from start-up to small cap and from coast-to-coast.”

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