SIFMA 2012 Annual Meeting

SIFMA 2012 Annual Meeting

October 23, 2012
New York, NY  

SIFMA 2012 Annual Meeting 

Event Overview

The 2012 SIFMA Annual Meeting: Markets, Politics, Impact, convened financial industry leaders to discuss the impact of the political and economic climate looking ahead to 2013 and beyond. Notably, Dr. Alan Greenspan, Chairman, Federal Reserve System (1987-2006), offered his insights into the state of the economy, particularly the virtually unprecedented degree of uncertainty that is weighing on the markets.

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The industry's top regulators including SEC Chairman Mary Schapiro and CFTC Chairman Gary Gensler provided the latest developments with regulatory reform implementation and how they impact our business. In another unique presentation, Senator Saxby Chambliss (R-GA) and Senator Mark Warner (D-VA), members of the so-called “Gang of Eight”, discussed the importance of averting a drop off the fiscal cliff, what must occur for that to happen and the probability that they can be successful.

Other presentations included candid conversations with Thomas James, Executive Chairman, Raymond James Financial and Douglas Hodge Chief Operating Officer, PIMCO moderated by top financial journalists. These executives representing both the Sell- and Buy-Sides agreed it is essential restore investor trust and confidence in the financial markets and affirmed support for smart reform as a means to do that. Leading industry economists provided their views on the future of the markets and the potential impact of unintended consequences of new rules if not implemented with proper research and cost-benefit analysis. Additionally, this year’s event featured a panel of Washington D.C. insiders and financial industry experts shared predictions for election results and discussed the impact each Administration could potentially have on our industry and the economy at large.

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