Carl Aridas

Carl is certified in the Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe), a Scrum Master, and a Six Sigma Green Belt project manager with more than 25 years of experience in financial services overseeing large-scale development global, multi-currency accounting, regulatory reporting, and financial reporting software platforms. He has hands-on experience completing, reviewing, and filing Federal Reserve, FFIEC, and IRS reports, including Call Reports, Y9C reports, 2900 reports, TIC reports, and arbitrage rebate reports.

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Federal Reserve Issues Supervisory Letter on Crypto Activities for Banks

Similar to what the OCC issued in December 2021, in August 2022, the Federal Reserve Board (FRB) issued a Supervisory Letter outlining the steps FRB member banks should take prior to engaging in crypto-asset-related activities, such as assessing whether such activities are legally permissible and determining whether any regulatory filings are required. Additionally, the Supervisory […]

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An Interview With Two Billionaires In 2042

A metaphorical interview about the collapse of NFTs and what it possibly means for the future. Good morning.  Today, financial correspondent I.D. Futchermann will be interviewing legendary finance executive Richard Tan Yu. I.D Futchermann: Let’s start with you, Richard. How did you get started? Richard Tan Yu: Well D, after graduating as a history major […]

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Moving to One Minute TRACE Reporting: A Review of FINRA Proposed Changes to Rule 6730

Background FINRA has been collecting and disseminating fixed income transaction information through TRACE since 2002. Fixed income markets have continued to change dramatically since 2002, becoming more global while an increasing percentage of trades are made on or by electronic trading platforms. With the move to electronic trading and increased trade volume, FINRA has been […]

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Non-Fungible Tokens (NFTs): You Never Forget Your First Time

Would you trust an electrician who lived in the dark? A plumber who didn’t have indoor running water? A digital asset subject matter expert and program manager who didn’t own a non-fungible token? Toward solving that last one, I thought it would be helpful for our readers to see step-by-step, my screen as I acquired […]

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Salesforce Launches NFT Cloud

Salesforce has launched a cloud-based service for the sale and creation of non-fungible tokens (NFTs). The first version of NFT Cloud was released in a limited pilot in mid-June at the Salesforce Connections conference in Chicago. Later this year, anticipated to be in October, Salesforce will make the product available to the public. This product […]

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What Is Not Considered a TRACE-Eligible Security and What Should Not Be Reported

A TRACE-eligible security does not include a debt security that is issued by a foreign, sovereign government or a money market instrument. A money market instrument is, other than a U.S. Treasury Security, a debt security that at issuance has a maturity of one calendar year or less, or if an agency or government-sponsored enterprise […]

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Becoming a “Bahama Mama” Crypto-Style: A Closer Look at The Digital Asset Landscape in The Bahamas

Members of Perficient’s Digital Asset Team have advised followers in multiple online articles about the digital asset revolution and relevant regulations affecting the same in the United States.  Some of these online articles can be found here: OCC Provides Roadmap for National Banks and Savings Associations To Conduct Crypto Activities – Perficient Blogs The Pros […]

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What Information Must Be Included in a TRACE Trade Report? (Part 5 of 6)

Because the purpose of TRACE is to help facilitate transparency in the U.S debt market, each TRACE trade report is required to contain the following information:  Committee on Uniform Securities Identification Procedures (CUSIP) number, or if a CUSIP number is unavailable at the time of execution, a similar numeric identifier. Examples include a mortgage pool […]

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The Architecture of Stablecoins

In a recent speech and interview with the Institute of International Economic Law at Georgetown University, current Acting Comptroller of the Currency Michael J. Hsu gave numerous remarks on the architecture of stablecoins. According to the Comptroller, the architecture for a stablecoin system can be viewed through the lens of three key policy issues: Stability […]

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When and by Whom Should TRACE Transactions Be Reported? (Part 4 of 6)

So far in our 6-part blog series explaining the intricacies of TRACE, we have defined TRACE reporting, detailed the prep work to be done in order to effectively report TRACE transactions, and reviewed considerations for alternative trading systems. Now, for part 4 of the series, we will delve into the details of when and by […]

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U.S. Regulations to Consider When Managing a Cryptocurrency Fund

This piece was written in collaboration with Chandni Patel, Director of Financial Services and member of Perficient’s Digital Assets Working Group. Our Digital Assets Team has blogged in the past about the regulatory landscape facing cryptocurrency from a banking perspective (OCC Provides Roadmap for National Banks and Savings Associations To Conduct Crypto Activities, NY Federal […]

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Considerations for Alternative Trading Systems (Part 3 of 6)

So far in our 6-part blog series explaining the intricacies of TRACE, we have defined TRACE reporting and detailed the prep work to be done in order to effectively report TRACE transactions. Now, we will review considerations for alternative trading systems, before delving into the details of when and by whom transactions are to be […]

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