February 28, 2020 Alert

Hi all,

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

This Issue’s Topics:

  • OAABC and GCSI: Cyber Security Panel discussion: PII, PFI, PHI – Are we over-regulated or under-monitored?
  • FREE: Baker Tilly Webinar: Keeping your Organization Aligned with the SEC’s Cybersecurity Guidance
  • BitAngels Chicago Launch Event
  • CAIA InfoSeries 2020: Opportunities in Private Credit
  • Chicago Booth Finance Roundtable: Venture Capital with Chicago Booth Professor Jason Heltzer
  • ACG Chicago: Spring Social
  • American Bar Association: Steeped in History; Law Day 2020 – Celebrating Women’s Right to Vote

Events:

OAABC and GCSI: Cyber Security Panel discussion: PII, PFI, PHI – Are we over-regulated or under-monitored?
Friday, February 28, 2020, 6:00-8:30 P.M.
Chicago-Kent College of Law at IIT (10th Floor – Morris Hall), 565 W. Adams St., Chicago, IL

Panel will begin with an overview of PII, PFI, and PHI and the regulatory landscape around these types of information in different jurisdictions. The panel will then move into a more granular discussion of the definitions of these terms under regulations currently. The panelists will discuss how the definitions are evolving, as well as what technological changes are driving the discussions and regulations around these types of information. After discussing whether there has been a shift in our fundamental understanding of individual data privacy, panelists will consider the question of whether we are currently over-regulated or under-monitored and whether approaches such as Privacy by Design provide solutions.

Speakers will include Maurice Dawson of IIT; Ray Trygstad of IIT; Kevin McDermott of the Cook County Clerk’s Office; and moderator, Amy Kabaria of Litwin Law.

To register, click here.

FREE: Baker Tilly Webinar: Keeping your Organization Aligned with the SEC’s Cybersecurity Guidance
Tuesday, March 3, 2020, 12:00-1:00 P.M.

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has focused on cybersecurity issues for many years, with particular attention to market systems, customer data protection, disclosure of material cybersecurity risks and incidents and compliance with legal and regulatory obligations under the federal securities laws. As part of this initiative, the SEC created a unit within its Enforcement Division focused on targeting cyber-related misconduct. Join Baker Tilly for a critical discussion covering the SEC’s guidance and requirements, and how organizations should evaluate their risks and potential compliance obligations.

Learning objectives:

After attending this webinar, participants will be able to:

  • State the SEC’s expectations for market participants within the cybersecurity realm.
  • Explain the cybersecurity capabilities organizations should implement to meet the SEC’s expectations.
  • Describe how organizations can evaluate their adherence to the SEC’s guidelines.
  • Discuss what organizations are required to disclose as part of the SEC cybersecurity guideline.

To register, click here.

BitAngels Chicago Launch Event
Wednesday, March 4, 2020, 7:00-9:00 P.M.
WeWork, 330 N. Wabash Ave., 23rd Floor, Chicago, IL

BitAngels was founded by Michael Terpin, who was one of the pioneers of investors and entrepreneurs in the space in 2013. The mission of the company is to connect investors with projects, while BitAngels performs due diligence beforehand. Companies do not pay to pitch, so you cannot “buy” the opportunities to present. Attendees usually pay small fee to attend to avoid people who are not business minded.

Cocktails will be serviced. To register click here, and use promo code CHICAGOVIP20 for FREE tickets. Note: date and time are subject to change.

CAIA InfoSeries 2020: Opportunities in Private Credit
Tuesday, March 10, 2020, 9:00-10:00 A.M.

Since 2008, credit has been harder to come by for many borrowers, as banks have backed away from many types of lending due to the stress tests and capital adequacy requirements imposed after the bank bailouts. As a result, the private credit market has exploded from $200 billion in AUM to over $600 billion today as many borrowers turn to non-bank lenders to meet their credit needs. The yield potential and risk factors of direct lending, mezzanine, and distressed debt are discussed in this module. From CAIA’s Fundamentals of Alternative Investments certificate program, learn the foundations of private credit as many borrowers today turn to non-bank lenders to meet their credit needs.

For more information, click here.

Chicago Booth Finance Roundtable: Venture Capital with Chicago Booth Professor Jason Heltzer
Thursday, March 19, 2020, 6:00-8:00 P.M.
Gleacher Center, Room 100, 450 Cityfront Plaza Dr., Chicago, IL

Professor Jason Heltzer will discuss the state of Venture Capital. He will share insights into valuation techniques, deal flow, and the investment landscape in Chicago/Midwest. Professor Heltzer may also address technology investing, including examples from the Origin Ventures portfolio.

For more information, click here.

ACG Chicago: Spring Social
Tuesday March 31, 2020, 5:00-7:00 P.M.
Rivers Restaurant, 30 S. Wacker Dr., Chicago, IL

Connect with middle market professionals at the Spring Social! Create targeted, in person relationships and network with the right people for your business at this ACG Chicago networking event.

To register, click here.

American Bar Association: Steeped in History; Law Day 2020 – Celebrating Women’s Right to Vote
SAVE THE DATE: May 1, 2020

In 1958, President Dwight D. Eisenhower, the 34th U.S. President, established Law Day as a day of national dedication to the principles of government under law. In 1961 by a joint Congressional resolution, May 1st was designated as the official date for celebrating Law Day in the United States. This year the American Bar Association has selected the theme: “Your Vote, Your Voice, Our Democracy: The 19th Amendment at 100.”

“Steeped in History” will be a celebration of the centennial anniversary of women’s right to vote. Tea played a significant role in women’s efforts to secure the right to vote. Under the guise of gathering for an innocent-sounding “tea,” women organized, raised funds and furthered America’s suffrage movement. The women’s suffrage movement, expanding representative democracy and inspiring other popular movements for constitutional change and reform, has had a lasting impact on America. Attendees will enjoy various teas while being steeped in the rich history of the 19th Amendment’s passage and its ongoing impact on our nation.

For additional details and sponsorship opportunities please contact: Chloé G. Pedersen, cpedersen@fletcher-sippel.com, (312) 252-1510.

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