Charles Tomlinson

Charles Tomlinson edits SmartBrief newsletters on insurance, finance and legal matters. He served previously as a newspaper editor in South Carolina.

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Key custody issues in the cryptocurrency industry include client demand, security, liquidity and insurance, said panelists at Consensus: Invest 2018.

Panelists at Consensus: Invest 2018 said blockchain is likely to transform, but not eliminate, accounting and auditing.

How investors can approach cryptocurrencies and other digital assets within their portfolios will be a key issue at this week's Consensus: Invest 2018.

Crypto panel GFLC 2018
Crypto panel GFLC 2018

The current state and future potential of blockchain and cryptocurrencies were the focal points of a panel at this week’s Global Financial Leadership Conference.

Bob Woodward
Bob Woodward

Journalist Bob Woodward explored the "emotionally unhinged" responses to the Trump presidency at the Global Financial Leadership Conference.

The increased estate tax exemption is creating a need for specialized skill sets among financial planners, an expert said at the Schwab IMPACT 2018 conference.

Segmentation efforts should help an advisory firm better understand its clients' needs, an expert said at the Schwab IMPACT 2018 conference.

Alternative investments essentially are “less constrained active management” that expands opportunities to drive performance, a Schwab IMPACT 2018 panelist said.

Volatility likely to reach capital markets eventually, experts say
Volatility likely to reach capital markets eventually, experts say

Capital markets haven't shown much of a response to economic volatility, but that is likely to change, said panelists at SIFMA's 2018 Annual Meeting.

Electronic trading has benefited the fixed income markets but still has a great deal of room for growth and improvement, said panelists at SIFMA's 2018 Annual Meeting.