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Event Date Tue May 11 EDT (9 months ago)
Location Virtual
Region Americas

Shifting public sentiment on cannabis is bringing the U.S. ever closer to significant federal legislation that would allow financial services firms to work with the cannabis industry. Recent examples include the Secure and Fair Enforcement (SAFE) Banking Act, which enjoys bipartisan support and the backing of the Biden administration. Such legislation would provide regulatory guidance for banks and protect insurers, while allowing cannabis businesses to hold bank accounts, transfer money, and issue payments.

Register for this in-depth panel discussion to hear from leading voices across the regulatory environment on issues ranging from related fee income to questions of accountability and more. Speakers will address the opportunities and challenges involved in working with growers and dispensaries, as well as early-stage investors and others.

Learning Outcomes:
• Discuss what legislation will and will not permit
• Explore the earnings impact and growth potential of doing business with cannabis firms
• Learn what regulatory and legislative risks remain


2021 Speakers


Ethan Heisler
CFA, Senior Bank Analyst, Kroll Bond Rating Agency, Inc.


Lauren Kohr
Senior Vice President. Chief Risk Officer, Old Dominion National Bank

Harrison Phillips
CFA, Vice President, Consumer & Retail Investment Banking, Stifel Financial Corporation

Dan Roda
Chief Executive Officer, Abaca

Daniel Stipano
Partner, Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP