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The financial services industry is changing rapidly. Technology is revolutionizing securities trading, transaction clearance and settlement, and the provision of investment advice. This program will explore the legal and compliance issues arising out of the explosive advances in financial technology, including crowdfunding, blockchain technology and the use of digital assets, and the growth of robo-advisors, among others. FinTech 2019 will benefit in-house attorneys and outside counsel advising the financial services industry on technology developments affecting the industry.
What You Will Learn
• Legislative and regulatory initiatives affecting blockchain technology and digital assets, including the Securities and Exchange Commission’s FinHub and the Commodity Future Trading Commission’s LabCFTC, the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency’s proposed special purpose national bank charter for FinTech companies and the New York State Department of Financial Services’ BitLicense
• Update on crowdfunding and other capital raising platforms
• The proliferation of robo-advisors and the future of financial advice
• SEC guidance relating to the use of financial technology for trading and other activities
• The expansion of blockchain technology
• Update on cybersecurity and privacy concerns raised by the increased use of financial technologies
Who Should Attend
FinTech 2019 will benefit in-house attorneys and outside counsel advising the financial services industry on technology developments affecting the industry.
Program Level: Overview
Intended Audience: Attorneys and allied professionals representing investors and financial services companies; government regulators, or in-house counsel at financial services companies.
Prerequisites: An interest in the laws governing the development and use of technology in the financial services industry
Advanced Preparation: None