Few people like talking — or reading — about regulation. It's boring.
While frequently mind numbing, if ignored, regulation can often lay waste to the best-laid plans, especially when it comes to accessing financing for small and medium-sized enterprises. As it stands, there are two regulatory challenges that are causing major headwinds for SME lending and capital formation: Basel III regulatory capital requirements and Know Your Client guidelines, which has severely impacted correspondent banking.
In early June, a three part series by OFFICE:FMA Partners Andrew Haimes and Steve Zausner was featured by ImpactAlpha. All three parts of the series are presented below, while the original series can be found here,
OFFICE:FMA has been Caribbean dreaming and our dreams are filled with innovative and motivated entrepreneurs. On June 6th, OFFICE:FMA joined our friends at the Branson Center for Entrepreneurship – Caribbean (BCoEC) for the celebration of their Kingston re-opening. It was an action-packed day filled with speeches, panels, and presentations by entrepreneurs.
OFFICE:FMA Partner, Gene Turok, speaks with Voice of America about Federal Reserve's need to shrink its $4.5 trillion balance sheet and explains Robert Shiller's claim that the US equity markets may have 50% more to run.
The relationship between the U.S. federal government and our state governments is clearly of interest these days, particularly with Congressmen like Matt Gaetz of Florida calling for the abolishment of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
OFFICE:FMA Partner Gene Turok led a panel titled “before you enter, know your exit,” at the Aspen Network of Development Entrepreneurs’ annual conference in Leesburg, VA. Turok, alongside Palladium - Impact Investing’s Ryan Glasgo, and Sangam Ventures’s Karthik Chandrasekar enjoyed a lively discussion and Q&A session with attendees. The session’s description follows: