Weekly Roundup

Equity Market Structure Review
SEC Chair Gary Gensler continued to hint at a focus on the review of equity market structure, with a gamification study and further discussion of payment for order flow.

SEC / Climate Disclosures
The SEC continued to prioritize the Biden Administration’s emphasis on climate, with the SEC further applying pressure on firms to expand climate disclosures.

Source Code
Discussion continued over protecting trade secret source code in various industries, including self-driving cars.

It was reported that the SEC spat with Coinbase previews complex legal battle over crypto.

In the Mix: This Week’s Top FinTech Thought Leader

  • Dan Berkovitz, former CFTC Commissioner, has joined the SEC as its General Counsel.
  • Chris Brummer, a professor at Georgetown University Law Center, authored a report “Duty and Diversity”, which continues thought leadership on how to make corporate boards more diverse.
  • Katie Palencsar, a venture capital investor at Anthemis, commented on initiatives of women in fintechin Computer Weekly.