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U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission to Host Public Fintech Forum
In an announcement today, the Securities and Exchange Commission said it will host a public forum to discuss Fintech innovation at its Washington D.C. headquarters in November.
The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), the federal body which serves as the regulator for all of the United States’ stock exchanges and electronic securities markets, has given the inevitable nod to financial technology.
On November 14, the federal agency will host a public forum to discuss Fintech innovation in the financial services industry.
The public forum will be geared towards a collaborative effort among regulators, entrepreneurs and industry experts. Significantly, the gathering will also see the current regulatory environment evaluated, hinting toward a unified approach to ensure innovation isn’t stifled.
The press release highlighted blockchain among the chief Fintech drivers of change. An excerpt read:
The proliferation of Fintech innovation has the potential to transform virtually every aspect of our nation’s financial markets. The panels will discuss issues such as blockchain technology, automated investment advice or robo-advisors, online marketplace lending and crowdfunding, and how they may impact investors.