World’s First Global Regulatory Forum for Alternative Finance

By AltFi News on 11th September 2015

P2P/Marketplace Lending

AltFi has announced the first Global Regulatory Forum to focus on the alternative finance space, which will be hosted at the offices of the Organisation of American States. 

World’s First Global Regulatory Forum for Alternative Finance

Regulation is a key concern for any platform operating in the rapidly growing alternative finance industry. Whether for an entrepreneur getting a platform off the ground in far off New Zealand, or for the publicly traded Lending Club, how the regulator reacts to a company’s activities is of crucial import.

Within the past six months alone, there have been a slew of groundbreaking regulatory developments. To name but a few:

With so much change across the board, there's a clear need for a highly focused event on how regulation functions in relation to the alternative finance industry.

AltFi’s inaugural Global Regulatory Forum is being billed by regulators as one of the most important events of the year. With alternative finance transforming the traditional world of financial services before our eyes, AltFi is bringing together the world’s foremost thinkers and decision makers for a deep dive into the regulation that surrounds the many different segments of the industry. With representatives from the White House, Treasury, SEC and Federal Reserve in attendance, along with many market experts from the world’s leading platforms, the event is not to be missed.

Hosted at the Organisation of American States building next to the White House, AltFi’s annual regulatory forum is an essential event for all regulators, policy makers and compliance officers that have an interest in exploring and shaping regulation within the constantly evolving alternative finance space.

Richard Swart (Alternative finance industry expert), who will chair the event, commented:

“This is truly the first event of its kind, never before have so many high-level decision makers been gathered under one roof to discuss¬—and help shape¬—the regulatory future of alternative finance.”

David Stevenson (Executive Director of AltFi) also weighed in:

“The event is exceptionally well-timed. Each of the world’s major alternative finance markets is experiencing hugely significant regulatory developments. Is a pan-European regulatory framework inbound? How will the US Treasury’s RFI play out? Will the People’s Bank of China’s proposed regulations alter the course of China’s highly volatile P2P space? These are just a few of the questions that we’ll explore at the Forum.”

Click through to view the event page, see the impressive lineup of speakers, view the schedule and register.

Comments

James Levy

12 Sep 2015 07:38am

An excellent initiative, with an impressive lineup of speakers, held in the world´s ¨regulatory capital¨, Washington DC. Regulation is the skeleton that will support all aspects of marketplace lending in the coming years as the industry makes the transition from "niche" to "mainstream". Well done Altfi team!

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