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Dan Zinn

Dan Zinn is OTC Markets Group General Counsel and Corporate Secretary. He leads the company’s regulatory and policy making efforts and is often a speaker on over-the-counter equity markets. Prior to joining OTC Markets Group in 2010, he served as outside counsel to OTC Markets, as a partner at The Nelson Law Firm LLC. Previously, Dan worked in the corporate office of AIG. He earned his JD at the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law and received his BS from Pennsylvania State University.

Set out on a journey and make your mark… OTCQX Blue Sky Recognition Expands to 25 States

Utah recently became the 25th state to recognize the OTCQX Best Market under its “Blue Sky Manual Exemption” for secondary trading.  Just one year after Vermont first recognized OTCQX, reaching half of the 50 states marks a pivotal milestone in our quest to achieve national Blue Sky recognition.  The addition of Utah followed recent recognitions from Delaware, West Virginia, Indiana and Maine.     Continue reading “Set out on a journey and make your mark… OTCQX Blue Sky Recognition Expands to 25 States”

Understanding Blue Sky Laws

The OTC equity market operates within a unique, often complex regulatory environment.  While much of the securities industry focuses solely on federal laws and regulation, the companies, broker-dealers, investors and others comprising the OTC market must understand the impact of state “Blue Sky” laws as well.  Continue reading “Understanding Blue Sky Laws”

What it means to be a Venture Market

Public venture markets play a vital role in fostering capital formation and driving growth for early stage companies.  Just look at the London Stock Exchange’s AIM market, which since its launch has served over 3,600 venture stage companies, or the Toronto Stock Exchange’s TSX Venture Exchange that supports growing companies from the mining and energy sectors.  Most recently, the OTCQB Venture Market in the U.S. currently provides over 850 entrepreneurial companies a gateway to public markets and an opportunity to electronically connect with investors. Continue reading “What it means to be a Venture Market”

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