Conference / Seminar, Financial Reporting and Analysis, Virtual Events & Programming, Young Leaders

Legal Cannabis and Financial Services: What Investors Need to Know

May 11, 2021 | 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

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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 administrationSuch 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.  



David Geng, CFA, Vice President, Tiedemann Advisors



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

1:05 PM |  Q&A


Ethan Heisler, CFASenior Bank Analyst, Kroll Bond Rating Agency, Inc.

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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