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All Five Members Of SEC Head To Atlanta For Town Hall

All five members of the commission, including SEC Chairman Jay Clayton, will participate in a town-hall event at the Georgia State University School of Law.
All five members of the commission, including SEC Chairman Jay Clayton, will participate in a town-hall event at the Georgia State University School of Law.
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The heads of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission will be in Atlanta Wednesday.

The agency perhaps best known for regulating the U.S. financial markets is bringing its knowledge to the people.

All five members of the commission will participate in a town-hall event at the Georgia State University School of Law.

“With its dynamic population, innovative ideas, and thriving economy, Atlanta is an ideal place for us to discuss the work we do and hear directly from the people we serve,” said SEC Chairman Jay Clayton.

He’ll be joined in Atlanta by Commissioners Kara Stein, Michael Piwowar, Robert Jackson, and Hester Peirce.

The commission will offer advice about how to choose a financial professional, ways to protect personal information online, and investing in mutual funds.

Another big topic of conversation? Cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin.

Just last week, the SEC appointed its first cryptocurrency czar to oversee the burgeoning but largely unregulated market.

“Investor outreach and education is crucial, and we are proud to partner with the Georgia Securities Division and the SEC to protect Georgia investors,” said Nicole Iannarone, director of the Georgia State Law Investor Advocacy Clinic.

The event starts Wednesday at 2 p.m. at the Knowles Conference Center at Georgia State University College of Law.