Survey on Regulation FD Released 2001

Reflects Disagreement on Effects, Overall Support for Regulation

By John M. Baker, Esq.

The American Bar Association Task Force on Regulation FD has released the preliminary results of its survey of the securities bar.

The survey shows broad disagreement on the effects of Regulation FD, although the results overall can be viewed as supporting the regulation. For example, 45% of respondents indicated that their clients are now providing more information to analysts and investors and 24% indicated the same amount of information, while only 26% responded that their clients are now providing less information.

I have put the preliminary survey results on the Yahoo Groups web site, and they can be accessed from

The Task Force also said that, although the original deadline is past, the polls are still open and questionnaires can still be submitted for inclusion in the final results. For those who would like to contribute, I have also put a copy of the questionnaire on the Yahoo Groups web site.

Copyright 2001, John M. Baker, Esq., Stradley, Ronon, Stevens & Young, LLP, 1220 19th Street, N.W., Suite 700, Washington, DC 20036 – (202) 822-9611- Fax (202) 822-0140 This article was originally posted to the FundLaw List, To subscribe to FundLaw, send a blank e-mail to

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