Articles by Katanga Johnson and Ross Kerber

Corporate America Looks for Leeway on U.S. Climate Disclosures

Business associations for top U.S.-listed companies have pushed back against a landmark proposal by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) to make corporate America disclose a range of greenhouse gas emission figures. Groups including the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, the …

Financial Firms to SEC Over Proposal to Regulate SPACs: ‘Don’t Kill the Industry’

U.S. financial industry groups are pushing to water down a draft Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) rule aimed at reining-in special purpose acquisition companies or SPACs, arguing it could kill the industry. The American Securities Association (ASA), the SPAC Association …

Charles Schwab Subsidiaries to Pay $187 Million to Settle SEC Charges

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) on Monday said it charged three Charles Schwab Corp investment adviser subsidiaries with failing to disclose less profitable fund allocations and misleading its robo-adviser clients. Without admitting or denying the SEC’s charges, the …

SEC to Unveil Rule to Crackdown on Funds ESG ‘Greenwashing’

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) on Wednesday will propose rule changes aimed at stamping out unfounded claims by funds on their environmental, social and corporate governance (ESG) credentials, and enforcing more standardization of such disclosures. The proposal will …

U.S. SEC Gives Public Until June 17 to Weigh In on Climate Risk Proposal

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) on Monday extended until June 17 the period for public comment on its landmark proposal to require U.S.-listed companies to disclose a range of climate-related risks and greenhouse gas emissions. Gary Gensler, who …

U.S. SEC Ramps Up Crypto Fraud Oversight by Adding 20 Employees

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) said on Tuesday it will add 20 positions to its enforcement unit for crypto markets in its push to curb fraudulent activities in the hot digital space. The securities regulator said the division …

SEC Chief Expects ‘Fair Number’ of Large Companies to Disclose Scope 3 Data in Climate Rule

A “fair number” of the largest U.S-listed companies should be caught by a proposed requirement to disclose third-parties’ greenhouse gas emissions, the chair of the U.S. securities regulator told Reuters Events Responsible Business forum in an interview. The Securities and …

U.S. SEC Proposes Boosting Blank-Check Company Disclosures, Liability

Proposal requires SPACs disclose conflicts during, after listing Disclosures must be issued at least 20 days before deal vote Rule would strip SPACs of legal safe harbor for projections Wall Street’s watchdog on Wednesday unveiled a draft new rule to …

Biden Orders Government to Study Digital Dollar, Other Cryptocurrency Risks

U.S. President Joe Biden signed an executive order on Wednesday requiring the government to assess the risks and benefits of creating a central bank digital dollar, as well as other cryptocurrency issues, the White House said. Bitcoin surged on the …

Wall Street Regulator to Propose Climate Risk Rule As Early As March 16, Say Sources

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) plans to propose its landmark climate risk rule as early as Wednesday, March 16, said two people familiar with the agency’s planning. One of the people, who spoke anonymously about private agency plans, …