November 4, 2011
Americans for Financial Reform Conference: Evaluating The Volcker Rule
Next week, the Americans for Financial Reform are sponsoring an event on the Volcker Rule. It looks like an interesting opportunity. I look forward to the outcome. Here's the announcement:
Wednesday, November 9th, 9:30 to 1:00
Location – Hart Senate Office Building, Room 902
Presented By: Americans for Financial Reform
You are invited to join Americans for Financial Reform for a discussion of the recently released Volcker Rule proposal. This centerpiece rule of the Dodd-Frank Act is designed to separate risky proprietary speculation from core functions of the financial system, and will affect our largest banks in areas ranging from compensation to investment management. The discussion will feature outside experts as well as key Congressional architects of the rule. Speakers will consider potential benefits of the Volcker Rule for the stability and effectiveness of the financial system and evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of the proposed rule.
Senator Carl Levin of Michigan
Senator Jeff Merkley of Oregon
Anthony Dowd: Chief of Staff, Office of Paul A. Volcker; Former General Partner, Charter Oak Capital Partners
Nick Dunbar: Editor of “Bloomberg Risk”, author of “Inventing Money: the Story of Long-Term Capital Management” and “The Devil’s Derivatives: The Untold Story of the Slick Traders and Hapless Regulators Who Almost Blew Up Wall Street… and Are Ready to Do It Again”
Gerald Epstein: Professor of Economics, University of Massachusetts at Amherst; Co-Director, Political Economy Research Institute
William Hambrecht: Founder, Chairman, and CEO, W.R. Hambrecht & Co.
Kimberley Krawiec: Katherine Robinson Everett Professor of Law, Duke University Law School; expert on “rogue traders”
Matthew Richardson: Charles Simon Professor of Applied Financial Economics, New York University Stern School of Business; Editor of “Regulating Wall Street: Dodd-Frank and the New Architecture of Global Finance”