Modernizing Derivatives Oversight: Developing Policy for the 21st Century

Washington, DC
21 July 2009
Hosted By: the National Chamber Foundation (NCF) of the US Chamber of Commerce

NERA Vice President Dr. Sharon Brown-Hruska participated in this event, which was hosted by the National Chamber Foundation of the US Chamber of Commerce in Washington, DC on 21 July 2009 to bring together experts from diverse sectors to educate and engage the public regarding the use of derivatives and their role in markets. The presenters also offered their ideas for improving derivatives oversight while preserving the benefits they provide to market participants and the overall economy. Dr. Brown-Hruska participated in and chaired the panel entitled "Implications of Derivatives Regulatory Policy for American Businesses and Enhancing Transparency and Reducing Systemic Risk," which included presentations by Theo Lubke of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York; Kevin Gould, President of Markit North America; Don Thompson of JPMorgan Chase; Cynthia Meyn of PIMCO; John Shay of International Derivatives Clearing Group; and Larry Thompson of the Depository Trust & Clearing Corporation (DTCC). Don Donahue, Chairman and CEO of the DTCC, also delivered keynote remarks on the ongoing public policy debate regarding derivatives regulation, and efforts by the DTCC and the industry to improve transparency and uphold the important risk management function these financial instruments perform for companies and market participants.

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