KPMG reports on the key messages from this year’s conference – including credit and the economy, digital assets, regulatory updates, ESG and financial innovation.
The world is changing, and bankers, regulators and accountants are working to keep up.
Speakers at the AICPA National Conference on Banks and Savings Institutions, which took place September 12-14 in Greater Washington DC, covered a wide range of current topics affecting financial institutions and the accounting and auditing profession.
Although last year’s conference focused on reacting to challenges of COVID-19 and a return to normal, it is now accepted that COVID-19 has permanently changed the world, while greatly accelerating trends already under way.
Highlights include the economic environment, digital assets and crypto, regulator perspectives, accounting standard setting, ESG and financial innovation.