Crypto-assets and crowdfunding: The Global perspective
The emergence of FinTech has opened up participation of investing, payment and lending activities to large sections of society. These participatory and distributed models of financial services are opening up new pools of capital. They are creating competition with traditional financial services but we are also seeing increasing collaboration in this space.
What are the opportunities and risks for investors? How should regulators and supervisors respond? Are these forms of investment still nascent or are they becoming mainstream? What impact has there been from the creation of ICO derivative markets, central banks experimenting with virtual currencies and asset managers exploring these new asset classes?
We have seen many different international responses, including regulation, industry codes and best practice exchange? What solutions are best? How do we ensure international consistency of rules and how can these rules be enforced at a global level?
Moderator: Jeffrey Brown
Senior Vice-President, Legislative and Regulatory affairs, Charles Schwab
Head of Strategic Services, FINMA
Senior Risk Analysis Officer, Innovation and Products Team, European Supervisory and Markets Authority
General Manager for European and Chief Representative in London, Bank of Japan
Head of Unit Banking Markets, Innovation and Products, EBA
Director, Financial Markets, Ministry of Finance, Germany
Dr. Christopher P. Buttigieg
Head of Securities and Markets Supervision, Malta Financial Services Authority
Adviser, DG FISMA, European Commission and Co-Chair of the Fintech Task Force, European Commission