The Securities and Exchange Commission will host a public forum to discuss innovation in the financial services industry and the evolution of FinTech. It will be held at the SEC's Washington D.C. headquarters on Nov. 14, open to the public, and webcast live on the Commission’s website.

The forum is designed to foster greater collaboration and understanding among regulators, entrepreneurs and industry experts into Fintech innovation and evaluate how the current regulatory environment can most effectively address these new technologies. Information on the agenda and participants will be published in the coming weeks.

“The proliferation of Fintech innovation has the potential to transform virtually every aspect of our nation’s financial markets” an announcement of the forum says. Panels will discuss issues such as blockchain technology, automated investment advice or robo-advisors, online marketplace lending, and crowdfunding, with a focus on how they may impact investors.