Today, FINRA announced that its Board of Governors had approved publication of a Regulatory Notice seeking comment on rule amendments that would remove certain impediments to capital formation that are unnecessary to protect investors. Specifically, the proposal would amend Rules 5130 (Restrictions on the Purchase and Sale of Initial Equity Public Offerings) and 5131 (New Issue Allocations and Distributions) to exempt additional persons and types of transactions from the scope of the rules, modify current exemptions to enhance regulatory consistency, and address unintended operational issues. The statement does not refer to the proposed amendments to FINRA’s Corporate Financing Rule that were released earlier in the year however. See the notice here: http://www.finra.org/newsroom/2017/report-finra-board-governors-meeting-december-2017.