January 3, 2019 Alert

Hi all,

Happy New Year! Below are this week’s alerts for the Investment Network.  Enjoy! 

This Issue’s Topics: 

  • REMINDER: FREE: Washington DC Compliance Roundtable: FBI and Cybersecurity with Matthew J. DeSarno, Special Agent in Charge at the FBI
  • FREE: Webinar: New Constructs – Accounting Earnings Loopholes Add Risk to Stocks?
  • FREE: Chicago Bar Association Investment Management Subcommittee Meeting
  • After the Bell: Blockchain as the Foundation of Finance

Events:

REMINDER: FREE: Washington DC Compliance Roundtable: FBI and Cybersecurity with Matthew J. DeSarno, Special Agent in Charge at the FBI
Thursday, January 17, 2019, 3:30-4:30 PM; networking reception to follow
Host Nicole Kalajian at the Offices of Stradley Ronon Stevens & Young, LLP, 191 N. Wacker Dr., Suite 1601, Chicago, IL (Interactive Webcast with DC)

Be sure to attend our next Washington DC Compliance Roundtable where FBI Special Agent Matthew DeSarno will share information about the FBI’s resources available to assist firms in the financial sector. He will discuss what resources are available to such firms and the best way to utilize them.

You’ll leave the event knowing how the FBI can help protect your firm, and more importantly obtain a direct contact at the FBI that you can call before spending any money on an outside contractor.

To register, click here.

FREE: Webinar: New Constructs – Accounting Earnings Loopholes Add Risk to Stocks?
Wednesday, January 23, 2019, 11:00 AM-12:00 PM

Deeper research reveals that economic earnings remain in decline while corporate reported earnings follow a different upward trend. There is one sector that has managed an increase in economic earnings, but all others show a decline. Learn how you can analyze the difference between what companies say they earn versus what they truly earn.

Can’t join live? Register and they will send you a recording after the webinar. To register, click here.

FREE: Chicago Bar Association Investment Management Subcommittee Meeting
Wednesday, January 30, 2019, 12:00-1:30 PM; Lunch will be provided
Stradley Ronon, 191 North Wacker Dr., 10th Floor Conference Room A, Chicago, IL

Discussion regarding issues that CBA Investment Management members have addressed in their practice (SEC comments received, positions the SEC has taken or experiences with the SEC exemptive process, etc.). Amongst other topics, there will be coverage of the OCIE’s 2019 examination priorities, as well as NFA’s guidance on CPO Internal Controls Systems.

CLE credit (pending approval). To register, click here.

After the Bell: Blockchain as the Foundation of Finance
Wednesday, January 30, 2019, 5:30-9:00 PM
Fine Arts Building, 410 South Michigan Avenue, #410, Chicago, IL

Blockchain technology has seen a flurry of new innovations and a wave of adoption in the last few years. At its core, blockchain is built on decentralization principles. Similar to the impact on-line purchasing has had to bricks and mortar shopping, blockchain has and will continue to have an impact on finance.

When observing the market in cryptocurrencies today, the fluctuation and risk has caused alarms in the investment community – whether an individual or institutional investor. With the advent of stablecoins, these may serve as a bridge between the fiat world and the digital currency marketplace. But what are the risks and the advantages? And which firms will be leading the way in adaption and market share?

For more information, click here.

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