What Should Crypto Funds Expect From The SEC Going Forward?

Presented by

Boris Richard (FTI Consulting), Jeff Bandman (Bandman Advisors), Ivana Rouse (Akin Gump), Peter Altman (Akin Gump)

About this talk

This webinar will examine the regulatory and enforcement landscape facing crypto-asset investment managers amidst surging ICO and STO issuance and a sharply increased scrutiny by the SEC of crypto issuers and their token offerings, as well as broker-dealers and digital asset managers. Our expert panel will address regulatory and compliance issues that crypto funds often encounter, including SEC registration, requirements for qualified custody, valuation of crypto assets for reporting purposes, and fiduciary due diligence best practices. The panel will also provide guidance on recent SEC enforcement actions against crypto asset managers and discuss expectations of the future SEC stance with respect to crypto funds. 

 The Webinar will cover key issues including:

 -- Does the Investment Advisers Act of 1940 apply to crypto funds, including SEC registration obligations and compliance with the Custody Rule? -- What is the current state of digital asset custody and what are the future developments in the qualified institutional custody solutions for cryptocurrencies? -- How should the manager of a crypto fund value its assets, including for the purposes of handling redemptions? -- What are the current independent third party valuation advisor approaches for valuing digital tokens? -- How can the manager of a crypto fund satisfy its fiduciary obligations with respect to diligence of digital assets and counterparties involved? -- Based on the recent empirical evidence with regard to ICOs and the performance of exchange-traded digital tokens, what are the key due diligence parameters that a crypto fund manager should assess? -- How is the SEC stance on cryptocurrencies in general and crypto asset managers in particular evolving? and --What recent SEC enforcement actions with respect to crypto asset managers have we seen and what approach in the future is the SEC likely to take towards crypto funds in terms of examination and enforcement?

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