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Smart Financial Regulation Roundtable
On November 2nd and 3rd, the Mercatus Center at George Mason University and the Institute for Financial Markets are co-hosting a roundtable-style conference on smart financial regulation, with a focus on derivatives. Derivatives markets, which have been around for decades and enable individuals and institutions to manage their risks, access liquidity, and facilitate price discovery, have undergone dramatic changes in recent years.
These changes, prompted in large part by the Dodd-Frank Act of 2010 and international agreements, pose new questions and challenges for market participants, regulators, and interested observers. Our conference will feature experts from regulatory agencies, academia, and industry.
Roundtable attendees will hear keynote addresses from the Honorable Brian D. Quintenz, Commissioner of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC), and Professor Thomas A. Lambert, author of How to Regulate: A Guide for Policymakers. The first panel, which includes former SEC Commissioner Paul Atkins and former CFTC Acting Chairman Sharon Brown-Hruska, will examine ways in which regulators can bring to their work a practical, economically sound understanding of how markets serve people. Panel two, which includes representatives of the CFTC and the Department of Justice, will focus on enforcement. The final panel will be an academic and regulatory discussion of regulatory approaches to foster market-improving innovation
For additional information about the Smart Financial Regulation Roundtable, a full list of panelists, and the registration link, please visit https://www.mercatus.org/events/smart-financial-regulation-roundtable.
We hope to see you on November 2nd and 3rd!