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October 18, 2013

2013 Annual Meeting: Invitation from Mr. Kenneth E. Bentsen

By Ken Bentsen

Ken Bentsen This is the second of a special two part post from SIFMA's senior management. Read the first post, a letter from SIFMA's CEO, former Senator Judd Gregg.

Kenneth E. Bentsen, Jr. was recently appointed as President of SIFMA, having previously served as Executive Vice President of Public Policy and Advocacy. Mr. Bentsen served as a Member of the United States House of Representatives from Texas from 1995 to 2003, where he sat on the Financial Services and Budget Committees. He has also served as President of the Equipment Leasing and Finance Association (ELFA), Managing Director of Public Strategies, Inc., and an investment banker specializing in municipal and mortgage finance.

SIFMA announced new leadership in May; how are you working with Senator Gregg to achieve SIFMA's mission?

Senator Gregg is focused on rallying the public about the need for preserving efficient U.S. capital markets and cost-effective access to credit. My role continues to be placing SIFMA as a productive and substantive participant in the regulatory reform process. We provide regulators with information, studies and analysis to help them craft rules that work and create certainty. We have been in support of financial regulatory reform from the start, but the process is far from over. We will continue to be engaged on behalf of our members and the industry at large to strengthen our markets and restore faith and confidence in our financial system..... Read more...

October 18, 2013

2013 Annual Meeting: An Invitation from Senator Judd Gregg

By Senator Judd Gregg

Judd Gregg This is the first of a special two part post from SIFMA’s senior management. Stay tuned for a Q&A with SIFMA President Ken Bentsen, which will publish on Thursday. 

Former Senator Judd Gregg served as a United States Senator from 1993 to 2011 and was both Chairman and the Ranking Member of the Senate Budget Committee. Prior to his tenure in the Senate, Senator Gregg served as Governor of New Hampshire (1989-1993) and as a U.S. Representative (1981-1989). He recently joined SIFMA as CEO.

I hope you will join me for SIFMA's 2013 Annual Meeting.

Along with our commitment to addressing regulatory and legislative issues which seem to arise with considerable consistency, SIFMA, at the direction of and with the strong support of our Board of Directors, is embarking on a broad initiative to reconnect the importance of the capital markets with the everyday lives of Americans..... Read more...



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