Entrepreneurship, FinTech, and the Economy: A Look at Regulation

SEC Commissioner Hester Peirce is at the forefront of advocating for an improved regulatory environment for entrepreneurs looking to raise capital and for sensible regulation of emerging financial technology. A recent event hosted by Markets and Finance provided an opportunity for an extensive discussion with Commissioner Peirce.

The event, which took place on June 25, 2019, at The Heritage Foundation in Washington, DC, delved into various topics relevant to entrepreneurship and financial technology. Attendees had the chance to engage in conversations covering the proper role of regulators in financial markets, the impact of securities laws on entrepreneurs, financial innovation (FinTech), alternative currencies, private capital markets, and regulations such as Regulation D and crowdfunding.

Commissioner Peirce also addressed the decline in the number of public companies and initial public offerings, the role of self-regulatory organizations, the SEC regulatory agenda, and reforms within the SEC. The event provided valuable insights into the regulatory landscape and its implications for entrepreneurs and the broader financial industry.

The event featured Commissioner Hester Peirce as the main speaker, along with David R. Burton, Senior Fellow in Economic Policy at the Thomas A. Roe Institute, as the host. The discussion was followed by an interactive session where audience members could ask questions and engage with the speakers.

For those interested in receiving invitations to similar public events, there is an option to sign up on the Heritage Foundation’s website. Additionally, detailed terms and conditions of attendance can be found on the organization’s events page.

Overall, the event provided a platform for in-depth discussions on critical issues related to entrepreneurship, financial regulation, and the evolving landscape of financial technology.