Seminar

Marketplace Lending and Crowdfunding 2016

09 Sep 2016
September 9, 2016 | 9:00am

New York, New York and also via webcast.

2015 saw the transformation of marketplace lending from a fintech fad to a bona fide change in the way consumers and small businesses access credit. As the industry continues to mature and evolve, more changes are on the horizon, including new business practices, legal interpretations of old tech laws and regulatory challenges. Moreover, this year has seen marketplace lenders develop and interconnect with other financial partners. Crowdfinance has also developed and diversified. After its passage in 2012, the provisions of the JOBS Act will finally be fully effective with the advent of Title III federal public crowdfunding in May 2016. Will it be a boom or bust? Will Regulation A+ start to pick up speed and grow into the potential many predicted? And will Marketplace Lending finally have a principal regulator or will it continue to have its heels nipped by a patchwork of state and federal rulemakers and the courts? What impact could the upcoming election have on all of this? In the face of this tremendous growth trajectory, the industry has divided into several categories, each with its own legal risks and challenges. Will this growth continue? Join our expert faculty for a practical discussion on where we are now and where we may be headed. This is the only conference devoted to exploring the legal aspects of these important industries. By popular demand, the 2016 conference is a full day program.

What You Will Learn

•Marketplace Lending and Crowdfunding basics

•The latest rulemaking developments from the SEC, FINRA and state securities regulators

•Regulation by case law – will this be how the industry’s critics erode the power of the large platforms?

•Legal issues in equity crowdfunding after Title III implementation

•Bank regulation, broker-dealer considerations and fund formation issues

•Starting your own platform: what you need to know before your spend yours and other people’s money

•Commercial and real estate lending issues

For more information and to register for the event, please click here.

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