Meeting Agenda

U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission
Investor Advisory Committee
December 2, 2021

10:00 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.Opening Remarks, Announcement of New Officers, and Announcement Regarding a Disclosure Subcommittee
10:15 a.m. - 10:40 a.m.Welcome Remarks
10:40 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.Approval of Previous Meeting Minutes
10:45 a.m. - 12:40 p.m.

Panel Discussion Regarding Crypto and Digital Assets: Helping to Ensure Investor Protection and Market Integrity in the Face of New Technologies

This panel will explore the intersection of digital assets and investor protection, with a specific lens on the regulatory framework covering digital assets, market structure issues, and defining risk in emerging technologies. Additional covered topics include blockchain technologies, crypto-based ETFs, and stablecoins.

Moderated by:

  • Cambria Allen-Ratzlaff, Corporate Governance Director, UAW Retiree Medical Benefits Trust
    Theodore Daniels, Founder and President, Society for Financial Education and Professional Development


Regulatory, Academic and Investor Protection Perspectives:

  • Angela Dalton, Founder and CEO, Signum Growth Capital
  • Ali Emdad, Professor and Associate Dean, Earl G. Graves School of Business and Management at Morgan State University, and Founding Director of the Center for the Study of Blockchain and Financial Technology
  • Timothy Massad, Senior Fellow, Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, and Adjunct Professor of Law, Georgetown University Law Center; and Former Chairman of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC)
  • Tyrone Ross, CEO, Onramp Invest

Industry, Trading & Policy Perspectives:

  • Alexis Goldstein, Director, Financial Policy, Open Markets Institute
  • Kristin Smith, Executive Director, The Blockchain Association
  • Aaron Wright, Associate Clinical Professor of Law, and Founder/Director, Tech Startup Clinic, Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, Yeshiva University
  • Sydney Schaub, Chief Legal Officer, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary, Gemini
12:40 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.Lunch/Non-Public Administrative Session
2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Panel Discussion Regarding the SEC’s Potential Role in Addressing Elder Financial Abuse Issues

Moderated by:

  • Lori Lucas, President and CEO, Employee Benefits Research Institute


  • Paul Greenwood, former Deputy District Attorney and Head of Elder Abuse Team, San Diego County District Attorney’s Office
  • Ronald Long, Head, Aging Client Services Center of Excellence, Wells Fargo
  • Christine Lazaro, Professor of Clinical Legal Education, Director, Securities Arbitration Clinic, St. John's University School of Law; and Past President of the Public Investors Arbitration Bar Association (PIABA)
  • Kristen Standifer, State of Washington Department of Financial Institutions, Division of Securities; Chair, NASAA’s Committee on Senior Issues and Diminished Capacity
  • Kathy Stokes, Director, Fraud Prevention Programs, AARP
3:30 p.m.- 3:40 p.m.

Discussion of a Recommendation Regarding Individual Retirement Accounts

3:40 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.Subcommittee Reports
4:00 p.m.Adjourn