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CFTC Commissioner Quintenz Addresses ISDA’s Unlocking Value in Derivatives Markets Conference in London

Earlier today, CFTC Commissioner Brian Quintenz spoke at a conference hosted by ISDA in London. His remarks focused on the central theme of that conference – the power of technology to transform financial markets. Read the highlights from Commissioner Quintenz’s speech on our Derivatives & Repo Report.… Continue Reading

CBOE and CME Self-Certify Bitcoin Futures, Cantor Self-Certifies Bitcoin Binary Options and NFA Issues Investor Alert

It was a busy morning at the intersection of derivatives and virtual currencies. The world of virtual currencies is about to simultaneously become a lot more institutional and a lot more retail. Read an overview of what happened and some thoughts about what it means for the world of virtual currencies on our Derivatives & … Continue Reading

Blockchain and Digital Token Update: SEC Releases Investigative Report and Investor Bulletin

On July 25, 2017, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) released groundbreaking materials relating to blockchain tokens. These materials provide significant and welcome insight to the SEC’s and its staff’s thinking in this area, although they leave a number of important questions unanswered. The SEC released a detailed investigative report under Section 21(a) of the… Continue … Continue Reading

Fintech Week in Review – April 7, 2017

Below is a summary of some of the significant legal and regulatory actions that occurred over the past week. This alert is not intended to be a comprehensive list of all such developments, but rather a selection of publicly-reported news that may be of particular interest.… Continue Reading

As Fintech Platforms Grow Up, Investment Management Firms Face the ‘Problems of Tomorrow’

Fund groups face disruptive developments, as advances in financial technology, often called fintech, continue at an ever more rapid pace. Even as new efficiencies and opportunities blossom, regulators have pushed financial firms to recognize the dangers of technological failures. To help prepare investment management firms for changes ushered in by fintech, we offer our primer … Continue Reading

Fintech Week in Review – February 17, 2017

Below is a summary of some of the significant legal and regulatory actions that occurred over the past week. This alert is not intended to be a comprehensive list of all such developments, but rather a selection of publicly-reported news that may be of particular interest. U.S. Developments California and New York Take Divergent Approaches … Continue Reading

Pitchbook Report: What 2017 Has in Store for Fintech

What 2017 Has in Store for Fintech Pitchbook Report Fintech saw a much more interesting 2016 after a 2015 when the subsector looked ripe for ascendency. Tumult in the high-yield credit market rocked the calculus of alternative finance, and digital currencies faced both scandal and huge rallies. Huge name brands both entered, exited and doubled … Continue Reading
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