Monday, October 27, 2008
The SEC announced the expected panelists for its October 29 roundtable concerning mark-to-market accounting. The panel discussions will focus on:
Usefulness of mark-to-market accounting to investors and regulators.
Potential market behavior effects from mark-to-market accounting.
The usefulness of mark-to-market accounting to investors and regulators.
Whether aspects of current accounting standards can be improved, and how?
Scheduled panelists include investors, issuers, auditors, and others with experience in mark-to-market accounting by financial institutions:
9:10 a.m. — Panel One:
Ray Ball, University of Chicago
Vincent Colman, PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP
Scott Evans, TIAA-CREF
William Isaacs, former Chairman, FDIC
Richard Murray, SwissRe
Aubrey Patterson, Bancorp South
Damon Silvers, AFL-CIO
11:10 a.m. — Panel Two:
Randy Ferrell, Fauquier Bankshares, Inc.
Patrick Finnegan, CFA Institute
Bradley Hunkler, Western Southern Life
Lisa Lindsley, CtW Investment Group
Cindy Ma, Houlihan Lokey Howard & Zukin
Chuck Maimbourg, Key Bank
Richard Ramsden, Goldman Sachs
Russell Wieman, Grant Thornton LLP
In addition, the following individuals are scheduled to participate in both panel discussions as observers:
Daniel Goelzer, Public Company Accounting Oversight Board
Charles Holm, Federal Reserve Board
Kristen Jaconi, U.S. Department of the Treasury
Thomas Jones, International Accounting Standards Board
Thomas Linsmeier, Financial Accounting Standards Board