SEC and NYU to Host Forum on Reviving IPO Market to Help Drive Economy, Create Jobs


Next Wednesday in New York City, the SEC and New York University’s Salomon Center will host a forum on reviving the IPO market to help drive the economy and create jobs. 

The forum will ask and explore 1. why has the number of initial public offerings (IPOs) decreased in recent years? and 2. What are the consequences of this trend on investors?

IPOs can play a critical role in fostering long-term economic growth, but as we see less and less companies taking advantage of the public markets, we could be missing important opportunities,” said Acting Chairman Michael Piwowar. “We are excited to collaborate with NYU in this event focused on the potential causes of the current state of the U.S. IPO market, as well as possible solutions to IPO decline driven by the needs of market participants.

Attendees can expect discussions focusing on what has led to the existing condition of the IPO market, including changes in technology and funding sources, regulatory and institutional influences, and the challenges that these issues pose to firms seeking to raise capital.

The event is free and open to the public, and will kick off with welcoming remarks by Acting Chairman Michael Piwowar at 9:15 am at NYU’s Salomon Center located at 44 West 4th Street, New York, NY. Information about the event agenda and webcast will be available at DERA Events. The public is welcome to attend, and are asked to register in advance.

Registration deadline is Friday May 5 at 5 PM. 

Learn more and register HERE




Michael Piwowar

Securities and Exchange Commission



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