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IIAC Comments on BCSC FinTech Regulation Consultation Paper (IIAC Blog)

IIAC Comments on BCSC FinTech Regulation Consultation Paper (IIAC Blog)

The IIAC was pleased to offer comments on British Columbia Securities Commission (BCSC) Notice 2018/01Consulting on the Securities Law Framework for Fintech Regulation (the “consultation paper”). The IIAC appreciates input received from members, industry experts and Fintech firms.

Fintech has the potential to add efficiencies and introduce a new competitive element to the industry, as well as fundamentally change the structure of the industry insofar as how firms, clients, vendors, and regulators interact. As innovation progresses, regulation needs to keep pace in order to facilitate business operations.

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FinTech Summit: Merging the Worlds of Finance and Technology (IIAC Blog)

FinTech Summit: Merging the Worlds of Finance and Technology (IIAC Blog)

FinTech innovations are revolutionizing the financial services industry, driving new business models, applications, processes and products. At the same time, FinTech technologies raise novel regulatory, technical and legal issues for firms and their customers. Join us on June 1, 2018 to hear from FinTech leaders who will share their insights on how Member firms can harness FinTech to trim costs, streamline operations and offer better value propositions to their clients. Learn from legal, regulatory and technical experts on how to navigate this new terrain. Network with peers, featured experts and vendors.

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Worrisome Fragmentation of Global Capital Markets (IIAC Blog)

Worrisome Fragmentation of Global Capital Markets (IIAC Blog)

In my May Letter from the President, I discuss developments that threaten fragmentation of global capital markets. These include Brexit, the rise of populism and protectionism across Europe and elsewhere, and the push for deregulation and dismantling of existing regulations.

Global and regional authorities are working to maintain open and integrated markets to ensure the smooth and efficient functioning of markets. However, there are no quick fixes. Bond and repo market liquidity conditions remain a concern. Automation has the potential to transform the industry and deliver more liquidity to investors.

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