The Report of the Financial Services Roundtable's Blue Ribbon Commission on Competitiveness
About This Event

Three recent reports have warned that excessive regulation, litigation risk, and lack of regulatory coordination are contributing to the gradual erosion of U.S. financial services preeminence. Now, a fourth report, by the Blue Ribbon Commission on Competitiveness established by the Financial Services Roundtable, contains some important and unconventional recommendations for Listen to Audio


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reform. The report, entitled
A Blueprint for U.S. Financial Competitiveness, will be released on November 7, and is certain to receive serious attention from the Treasury Department as it develops its own recommendations for reform of financial services regulation. The Treasury recommendations are due early in 2008. At this conference, panelists will consider the major recommendations of the report and the important questions it raises about the future of financial services regulation.

Agenda
8:45 a.m.
Registration
9:00
Introduction:
Peter J. Wallison, AEI
9:15
Panel I: Principles for Regulation
Presenters:
James Sivon, Barnett Sivon & Natter
Gregory Wilson, Gregory Wilson Consulting
Discussants:
Scott Alvarez, Federal Reserve Board
Richard Hillman, Government Accountability Office
Robert E. Litan, Brookings Institution
Moderator:
Peter J. Wallison, AEI
12:00 p.m.
Luncheon
Keynote Speaker:
Robert Steel, Treasury Department
1:15
Panel II: New Charters for Financial Services Firms
Presenters:
James Sivon, Barnett Sivon & Natter
Gregory Wilson, Gregory Wilson Consulting
Discussants:
Wayne Abernathy, American Bankers Association
Marc Lackritz, Securities Industry Financial Markets Association
Michael Ryan, U.S. Chamber of Commerce
Moderator:
Peter J. Wallison, AEI
3:30
Adjournment
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