Thursday, March 13, 2008
The North American Securities Administrators Association (NASAA) today announced the line-up of speakers and panels for its 2008 Public Policy Conference, which will be held April 1 in Washington, D.C. The conference brings together securities regulators, financial services industry representatives, policy makers, and the media, for an in-depth look at key public policy issues concerning securities regulation and investor protection. Senator Jack Reed (D-RI), a senior member of the Senate Banking Committee and Chairman of the Subcommittee on Securities, Insurance, and Investment, will deliver the conference’s opening keynote address. SEC Chairman Christopher Cox will deliver the luncheon keynote address.
The conference also will feature two panel discussions on current policy issues facing securities regulators and Wall Street. The first panel will outline what is at stake for investors as distinctions blur between investment advisers and brokers and as the SEC continues its ongoing review of how these two financial service providers are regulated. The second panel will delve into the current debate over principles- and rules-based securities regulation, spurred by the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Review of the Regulatory Structure Associated with Financial Institutions. Panelists will include Roel Campos, former SEC Commissioner, and Lynn E. Turner, former Chief Accountant of the SEC.,Registration information and other details are available on the NASAA website.