Overview

Each year, SIFMA and The Clearing House gather policymakers, practitioners, financial researchers and subject matter experts for our Prudential Regulation Conference.

Following Treasury’s examination of the U.S. financial regulatory system, the 2018 conference provided insights into the future of prudential regulation – as the new leadership of the prudential agencies take up the Treasury Report recommendations and seek a better balance between safety and soundness, financial innovation, and jobs and economic growth.

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Prudential Regulation Conference

Overview

Each year, SIFMA and The Clearing House gather policymakers, practitioners, financial researchers and subject matter experts for our Prudential Regulation Conference.

Following Treasury’s examination of the U.S. financial regulatory system, the 2018 conference provided insights into the future of prudential regulation – as the new leadership of the prudential agencies take up the Treasury Report recommendations and seek a better balance between safety and soundness, financial innovation, and jobs and economic growth.

Join the conversation on Twitter at #SIFMATCH

Program

8:00am – 5:00pm

Registration Desk Hours

8:00am – 8:25am

8:25am – 8:30am

Participants

Kenneth E. Bentsen, Jr.

Speaker

Kenneth E. Bentsen, Jr.

President and CEO

SIFMA

Kenneth E. Bentsen, Jr.’s Biography

8:30am – 9:15am

A view of the banking industry from the perspective of the primary regulator overseeing the national banking system.

A view of the banking industry from the perspective of the primary regulator overseeing the national banking system.

Participants

Greg Baer, Hon. Joseph M. Otting

Moderator

Speaker

Hon. Joseph M. Otting

Comptroller of the Currency

U.S. Department of the Treasury

Hon. Joseph M. Otting’s Biography

9:15am – 10:00am

A member of the Senate Banking Committee, Senator Pat Toomey (R-PA), will discuss the legislative priorities impacting the financial services industry.

A member of the Senate Banking Committee, Senator Pat Toomey (R-PA), will discuss the legislative priorities impacting the financial services industry.

Participants

Kenneth E. Bentsen, Jr., Senator Pat Toomey (R-PA)

Moderator

Kenneth E. Bentsen, Jr.

President and CEO

SIFMA

Kenneth E. Bentsen, Jr.’s Biography

Speaker

10:00am – 10:15am

Networking Break

10:15am – 11:00am

An informal discussion about the Federal Reserve’s prudential regulatory and policy priorities.

An informal discussion about the Federal Reserve’s prudential regulatory and policy priorities.

Participants

Jeremy Newell, Mark E. Van Der Weide

Moderator

Jeremy Newell

Executive Managing Director, Head of Regulatory Affairs and General Counsel of the Association

The Clearing House

Jeremy Newell’s Biography

Speaker

Mark E. Van Der Weide

General Counsel

Federal Reserve Board

Mark E. Van Der Weide’s Biography

11:00am – 12:00pm

A panel of regulators and industry experts discuss the latest trends in the supervisory and examination context. Session topics include: the role and meaning of regulatory guidance; changes in the…

A panel of regulators and industry experts discuss the latest trends in the supervisory and examination context. Session topics include: the role and meaning of regulatory guidance; changes in the supervisory ratings process; perspectives on the treatment of attorney-client privilege in regulatory exams and investigations; changes in how MRAs/MRIAs are issued and resolved; a fresh look at “confidential supervisory information”; and more.

Participants

Margaret E. Tahyar, Greg Coleman, Michael S. Gibson

Moderator

Panelists

Greg Coleman

Deputy Comptroller for Large Bank Supervision

Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC)

Greg Coleman’s Biography

Michael S. Gibson

Director, Division of Supervision and Regulation

Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System

Michael S. Gibson’s Biography

12:00pm – 12:45pm

Participants

Greg Baer, Jelena McWilliams

12:45pm – 1:45pm

Networking Lunch

1:45pm – 2:30pm

The Heads of the Washington Offices for Goldman Sachs and Morgan Stanley will discuss the policy of the financial services appointees for the Trump Administration. This session will also examine…

The Heads of the Washington Offices for Goldman Sachs and Morgan Stanley will discuss the policy of the financial services appointees for the Trump Administration. This session will also examine how these administration officials are working with Congress and the industry to set a new course for financial services regulation. Panelists will also offer perspectives on how prudential policy impacts the capital markets and what the 2018 election may mean for the industry.

Participants

Carter K. McDowell, Michael J. Stein, Candida “Candi” P. Wolff

Moderator

Carter K. McDowell

Managing Director, Associate General Counsel

SIFMA

Carter K. McDowell’s Biography

Panelists

Michael J. Stein

Global Head of Government Relations

Morgan Stanley

Michael J. Stein’s Biography

Candida “Candi” P. Wolff

Managing Director and Head of Global Government Affairs

Citi

Candida “Candi” P. Wolff’s Biography

2:30pm – 3:30pm

This session will examine how societal and technological changes affect the industry, and how prudential agencies may respond to these changes.

This session will examine how societal and technological changes affect the industry, and how prudential agencies may respond to these changes.

Participants

Adam Gilbert, Ben Alden, Keith A. Noreika

Moderator

Adam Gilbert

Partner, Global Regulatory Leader of the Financial Services Advisory Practice

PwC

Adam Gilbert’s Biography

Panelists

Ben Alden

Vice President and General Counsel

Betterment

Ben Alden’s Biography

3:30pm – 3:45pm

Networking Break

3:45pm – 4:45pm

Senior industry executives describe how the prudential framework affects business and other internal practices, and discuss the issues that are creating the greatest challenges for banks.

Senior industry executives describe how the prudential framework affects business and other internal practices, and discuss the issues that are creating the greatest challenges for banks.

Participants

Mitchell S. Eitel, Roger A. Blissett, Albert A. Ciafre, Kieran J. Fallon, Betty A. Whelchel

Moderator

Panelists

Roger A. Blissett

Managing Director, Head of Government Affairs for the Americas

Mitsubishi UFG Financial Group, Inc. (MUFG)

Roger A. Blissett’s Biography

Albert A. Ciafre

Managing Vice President, Regulatory Relations

Capitol One

Albert A. Ciafre’s Biography

Kieran J. Fallon

Senior Deputy General Counsel

The PNC Financial Services Group, Inc.

Kieran J. Fallon’s Biography

Betty A. Whelchel

U.S. Head of Public Policy and Regulatory Affairs

BNP Paribas

Betty A. Whelchel’s Biography

4:45pm – 4:50pm

Participants

John Court, Carter McDowell

Speakers

John Court

Managing Director and Deputy General Counsel

The Clearing House Association

John Court’s Biography

Carter McDowell

Managing Director and Associate General Counsel

SIFMA

Carter McDowell’s Biography

4:50pm – 6:00pm

Sponsored by Davis Polk

Sponsored by Davis Polk

Venue

National Press Club

529 14th Street NW, 13th Floor
Washington, DC 20045

For more than a century, the National Press Club has been Washington’s home for news, business and social events in the nation’s capital – hosting more than 2,100 public and private events annually featuring global leaders in media, business, politics, sports and entertainment.

Nestled in the heart of downtown between The White House, Washington Monument and Capitol Hill with easy access to Metro, parking and hotels, the National Press Club not only provides a historic setting like no other, but also convenience, value and world-class service to deliver a unique conference experience.

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Related Resources

Accreditation

SIFMA has been certified by the New York State Continuing Legal Education Board as an Accredited Provider of continuing legal education in the State of New York. Parts of this program will be available for CLE credits. Fee reduction may be available for qualified registrants.

CLE Credit

Media

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Media Registration
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