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Sean McMahon Sean McMahon edits SmartBrief newsletters on global financial markets and consumer banking.

Compliance professionals are struggling to keep up with the explosion of communications channels, including social media and mobile devices, according to the latest Electronic Communications Compliance Survey Report from Smarsh.

The company‚Äôs sixth annual compliance survey found that gaps in enforcement, retention and policies remain very high, exposing firms to the risks of undetected fraud, errors and regulatory enforcement actions.[…] Continue Reading »

The JOBS Act is now four years old and the crowdfunding industry is beginning to mature. SmartBrief met with Crowdfunder Co-Founder and CEO Chance Barnett and newly minted President and COO Steven McClurg earlier this week at the Milken Institute Global Conference to hear their thoughts on the JOBS Act and trends in venture capital. The pair also shared their insights on the VC Index Fund the firm launched last month.[…] Continue Reading »

For startups looking for funding, the Milken Institute Global Conference is not a bad place to be to learn from some of the most creative minds in the venture capital industry. The conference featured a colorful panel discussion entitled How New Investors Are Influencing Venture Capital. SmartBrief chatted with Dave McClure, founding partner of 500 Startups, after the session to hear more of his thoughts on the current VC landscape.[…] Continue Reading »

The economy is on the mind of virtually every American these days. CME Group Managing Director and Chief Economist was on hand Tuesday at the Milken Institute Global Conference in Beverly Hills, Calif., to participate in the “U.S. Overview: Will Recovery Prevail?” panel (scroll down for video of the session). SmartBrief caught up with Putnam after the panel to talk commodities and other factors that are bound to impact the U.S.[…] Continue Reading »

Technologies like blockchain and artificial intelligence were hot topics at the Milken Institute Global Conference this week in Beverly Hills, Calif. The “The Transformation of Finance: Technology’s Impact on Wall Street” panel featured Nasdaq President and COO Adena Friedman (scroll down for video of the panel discussion). SmartBrief chatted with Friedman after the panel to hear her thoughts on how certain technological advances are changing the way Wall Street does business.[…] Continue Reading »