Katie Nixon: The Market Fought the Fed and the Market Won

CIMA

The Fed’s plans to normalize interest rates were met with investor skepticism – and it appears they have now revised their plans. Why?
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Spotlight

As the use of virtual currencies for payment transactions and speculative investments in virtual currencies rapidly expand, regulators in the United States and abroad are grappling with how best to regulate such currencies to protect consumers and investors, maintain the stability of the financial system, and deter use of virtual currency systems in money laundering and terrorist financing. This white paper addresses the potential application of existing payments, securities, and commodities regulations to protect consumers, investors, and the financial system. Part I of this white paper summarizes current regulatory approaches to virtual currencies in the United States and abroad. Part II describes the virtual currency system (using Bitcoin as an example) and a typical virtual currency transaction.

OTHER ON-DEMAND WEBINARS

The Case for Continuous Accounting

Blacklane

Michael Shultz, of BlackLine, will discuss defining the work and workload in the accounting department, as well as identifying opportunities to move work out of the close. In addition, you will hear from Michael DalPoggetto of Varian Medical Systems, an organization well on its way to utilizing continuous accounting, and how you can also improve processes at your organization.
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Can private blockchains scale?

CoinDesk

CoinDesk is the leading digital media, events and information services company for the crypto asset and blockchain technology community. As enterprises around the world examine how to incorporate blockchain efficiencies into their business processes.
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Crypto & Coffee: Ask Me Anything with OFAC Director Andrea Gacki

Tune in for the first episode in the Elliptic Financial Regulator Crypto & Coffee Series with Andrea Gacki, Director of the US Department of the Treasury’s Office for Foreign Assets Control (OFAC), and David Carlisle, Head of Crypto Policy and Regulatory Affairs at Elliptic, where they’ll discuss the use of crypto by sanctioned entities and the specific sanctions compliance challenges posed by cryptoassets.
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COMPLEX CREDIT, THE “AGE OF THE UNLENDABLES”

thefintech.info

Bluestone Mortgages exist to serve borrowers that are typically deemed ‘Unlendable’ by the high street, whether it be due to a life event that has led to financial difficulty or due to incomes being complex. We will begin by examining the four key drivers that the FCA has identified regarding potential financial vulnerability along with the types of industry sectors that are driving clients toward complex credit lenders. This will identify and shape a picture of a typical Bluestone customer. To highlight the key reasons to consider placing business with Bluestone Mortgages, we will then move on to explore the adverse approach, specifically paying attention to key differences when compared to other lenders and how criteria on completion can allow an intermediary to submit a case without waiting for it to fit criteria.
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Spotlight

As the use of virtual currencies for payment transactions and speculative investments in virtual currencies rapidly expand, regulators in the United States and abroad are grappling with how best to regulate such currencies to protect consumers and investors, maintain the stability of the financial system, and deter use of virtual currency systems in money laundering and terrorist financing. This white paper addresses the potential application of existing payments, securities, and commodities regulations to protect consumers, investors, and the financial system. Part I of this white paper summarizes current regulatory approaches to virtual currencies in the United States and abroad. Part II describes the virtual currency system (using Bitcoin as an example) and a typical virtual currency transaction.

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