Types of Information Disclosed in Securities Issuance - Explained
What Alters the Total Mix of Information?
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What type of information must an issuer disclose?
Securities laws intend to protect individuals from financial loss due to a lack of understanding of the risk associated with an investment or intentional fraudulent activity by an issuer. As such, the SEC requires that anyone offering to sell securities disclose certain material information about the venture to prospective purchasers. The disclosure requirements vary with the type of investor and the amount and context of the security offering. Courts have held that there must be a substantial likelihood that the disclosure of the omitted fact would have been viewed by the reasonable investor as having significantly altered the total mix of information made available.
Note: The total mix is inherently fact specific. It also raises questions about who is the reasonable investor.
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