I have been live-blogging at the 67th CFA Institute Annual Conference here in Seattle. As before, I have been very gratified at the kind reception they have received. This post will act as a compendium of these posts so that you may find them in one convenient location. Links to the posts are provided below, with the most recent listed first.
Moderated by Thomas Easton, The Economist
Sheila C. Bair is chair of the Systemic Risk Council at CFA Institute and senior advisor to the Pew Charitable Trusts. Previously, she served as the 19th Chairman of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC). Before joining the FDIC, Ms. Bair was the Dean’s Professor of Financial Regulatory Policy for the Isenberg School of Management at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. Her recent book, Bull by the Horns, recounts her experiences at the FDIC during the financial crisis. Ms. Bair received a bachelor’s degree from the University of Kansas and a JD from the University of Kansas School of Law. A book summary for Bull By the Horns is available via getAbstract.
Among the pertinent questions for Sheila to address are these:
Is the political heart for true financial reform still beating?
- What remains to be done to alleviate systemic risk?
- Why are financial reforms that promote stability and minimize systemic risk important to a banking sector that supports a well-functioning, free-market economy?
- What reforms will affect the investment management sector in the United States and Europe?