Upcoming Fintech Events

  Brookings to host Fintech Regulation Forum, 2/8. The DC-based think tank will convene House Financial Services Committee Chairman Patrick McHenry (R-NC) and Senator Jeff Merkley (D-OR) to discuss how lawmakers can promote fintech innovation while also protecting consumers from potential harm. Panelists will include: Lending Club’s Richard Neiman and CFSI’s Jeanne Hogarth.   DC…

Promontory Colleague Cited in Time Cover Story

My colleague, Kenesa Ahmad, is cited in this week’s Time cover story about the Apple encryption issue. Kenesa co-authored the law review article that coined the term “golden age of surveillance”. Time Cover Story: http://time.com/magazine/us/4262476/march-28th-2016-vol-187-no-11-u-s/ Law Review Article: http://stlr.org/volumes/volume-xiii-2011-2012/encryption-and-globalization/

China Flexes Tech Muscles Before a State Visit – The New York Times

As President Xi Jinping prepared to visit the United States, Washington warned of possible sanctions over digital attacks. Beijing pushed back by organizing a technology forum of industry leaders. Source: China Flexes Tech Muscles Before a State Visit – The New York Times

Professional services: Accounting for change – FT.com

A terrifying assessment. Sound familiar? The challenge for regulators is exacerbated by the fact that there are only four firms equipped to audit large multinational companies. The industry cannot afford to lose a firm because of commercial or regulatory pressures, or a hit to their reputation from a failed audit. Deloitte’s Mr Sproul says: “The…