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Fintech: How can government promote the good and protect against the bad – Washington, DC / Webinar

February 8, 2017 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am EST

Financial technology (fintech) offers the opportunity to provide financial services more efficiently, effectively, and inclusively to millions of American consumers, businesses, investors and borrowers. However, financial innovation can also produce products that harm consumers, misdirect savers and investors, inefficiently allocate capital, and harm borrowers and businesses. How well the regulatory regime can adapt to promote the benefits of fintech while protecting against abuses will help determine how our economy grows and how businesses and consumers utilize financial services for years to come.

On February 8, the Center on Markets and Regulation at Brookings will host a conversation on these issues with Vice Chairman of the House Financial Services Committee Patrick T. McHenry and Senator Jeff Merkley, followed by a panel of experts and regulators. Participants will take questions from the audience, and the event will be webcast live.

Opening and moderator

Aaron Klein, Fellow and Policy Director, Center on Regulation and Markets, The Brookings Institution | @AaronDKlein


The Hon. Patrick T. McHenry (R-N.C.), Vice Chairman, Financial Services Committee, U.S. House of Representatives | @PatrickMcHenry


The Hon. Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.), Former Ranking Member, Financial Institutions and Consumer Protection Subcommittee, U.S. Senate | @SenJeffMerkley


Jeanne Hogarth, Vice President for Policy, Center for Financial Services Innovation | @JeanneHogarth

Margaret Liu, Senior Vice President and Deputy General Counsel, Conference of State Bank Supervisors | @CSBSNews

Robert Morgan, Vice President of Emerging Technologies, American Bankers Association |@RobAMorg

Richard H. Neiman, Head of Regulatory & Government Affairs, Lending Club

Closing remarks

Aaron Klein, Fellow and Policy Director, Center on Regulation and Markets, The Brookings Institution


February 8, 2017
9:00 am - 11:00 am EST


The Brookings Institute
1775 Massachusetts Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20036 United States
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