The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority introduced a new initiative to increase dialogue in the securities industry and better understand developing innovative financial technology. The new program aims to track FinTech developments across the securities industry through new committees, roundtable discussions and training. The initiative is the latest in a series of steps taken by FINRA to better understand FinTech. FINRA previously introduced a FinTech website highlighting materials and developments in digital investment advice and blockchain technology. The Commodity Futures Trading Commission announced a similar new initiative last month. (Click here for background in the article “CFTC Creates New FinTech Initiative – a Lab, Not a Sandbox” in the May 21, 2017 edition of Bridging the Week.)