Financial Regulation


McKinsey Executive Roundtable Series in International Economics: Beyond Firefighting: Rethinking Financial Market Regulation (Audio)

Speakers: William H. Donaldson, Stephen Friedman, and Ernest Patrikis
Presider: John Gapper

Listen to experts including former Securities and Exchange Commission Chairman William Donaldson discuss what implications the 2008 financial crisis is likely to have for securities regulation.

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Renewing America

Renewing America

The Dodd-Frank Act

Author: Steven J. Markovich

The Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act ("Dodd-Frank"), signed into law in July 2010, is one of the most significant regulatory reform measures since the Great Depression.

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Reforming Global Finance: The Squam Lake Papers

The global financial crisis has revealed serious flaws in regulatory systems worldwide. To explore these flaws and offer guidance on reform, the Squam Lake Working Group on Financial Regulation, a collection of fifteen leading academics, has produced a series of working papers examining the challenge of reforming capital markets. Join group members Martin Neil Baily, Matthew J. Slaughter, and Kenneth R. French for a discussion of the group's recommendations and their implications for global finance.

For more information on the Squam Lake Papers, click the following link:

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Stephen C. Freidheim Symposium on Global Economics: 100th Anniversary of the Federal Reserve System

100th Anniversary of the Federal Reserve System
Monday, December 1, 2014—12:30 to 6:00 p.m.


SESSION ONE: A Conversation With Stanley Fischer
Stanley Fischer
, Vice Chairman, Board of Governors, Federal Reserve System
Presider: Laurence D. Fink, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, BlackRock; Member, Board of Directors, Council on Foreign Relations (CFR)
Welcoming Remarks: Richard N. Haass, President, Council on Foreign Relations
12:30 to 1:00 p.m. Lunch
1:00 to 2:00 p.m. Meeting
SESSION TWO: The Federal Reserve—Looking Back and Forward
Please join our panelists as they discuss the origins of the Federal Reserve System, its evolving approach to monetary policy in the past one hundred years, and its future performance in an increasingly complex and integrated global financial system.
Liaquat Ahamed, Author, Lords of Finance: The Bankers Who Broke the World
Willem Buiter, Adjunct Senior Fellow, CFR; Global Chief Economist, Citigroup
Mark Gertler, Henry and Lucy Moses Professor of Economics, New York University; Member, Academic Advisory Board, Federal Reserve Bank of New York
Presider: Sebastian Mallaby, Paul A. Volcker Senior Fellow for International Economics, CFR
2:15 to 3:30 p.m. Meeting
SESSION THREE: A Discussion With Former Central Bankers
Please join our panelists as they provide an international perspective on the Federal Reserve System and its relationship with the central banks they led.
Arminio Fraga, Founding Partner, Gavea Investimentos; Former President, Central Bank of Brazil
Jacob A. Frenkel, Chairman, JPMorgan Chase International; Chairman of the Board of Trustees, Group of Thirty; Former Governor, Bank of Israel
Philipp Hildebrand, Vice Chairman, BlackRock; Member, Group of Thirty; Former Chairman, Swiss National Bank
Mervyn King, Distinguished Fellow, CFR; Professor of Economics and Law, New York University; Former Governor, Bank of England
Presider: Roger C. Altman, Founder and Chairman, Evercore Partners, Inc.; former Deputy Secretary of the U.S. Treasury
3:45 to 5:00 p.m. Meeting
5:00 to 6:00 p.m. Cocktail Reception


This symposium is presented by the Maurice R. Greenberg Center for Geoeconomic Studies and is made possible through the generous support of Stephen C. Freidheim.

You can register online to attend all three sessions, or please indicate which sessions you would like to attend by emailing or calling the Meetings Response Line at 212.434.9600.

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