FIF Spotlight Presentations 1/11/21

Broker-Dealer Trading and Custody of Digital Asset Securities. On January 19, Lilya Tessler, a partner and head of Sidley’s NY FinTech and Blockchain group, will discuss regulatory developments related to the emerging digital asset securities market. The discussion will include a presentation on the recent SEC Statement on Custody of Digital Asset Securities by Special Purpose Broker-Dealers and the SEC Staff No-Action Relief Granted to FINRA for non-custodial Alternative Trading Systems. FIF will invite members of the Front Office and Back Office Committees and the Emerging Technologies Working Group to this presentation.

FIF Back Office Committee. On January 19, Stephen Prosperi from the DTCC will provide the Back Office Committee with an overview of Project Whitney, which acts as a follow-up to our December spotlight in which we discussed Project ION. 

FIF Tax Information Reporting Working Group. On January 21, Wolters Kluwer will conduct part one of a two part series of spotlight presentations on Virtual Currencies. 

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