Sunday, April 5, 2009

Credit Agencies Roundtable

The SEC will hold a roundtable on credit rating agencies one week from Wednesday, April 15, at 10 AM, at the agency's DC headquarters.

Here are the particulars.

10:10 a.m. — Panel One: Current NRSRO Perspectives: What Went Wrong and What Corrective Steps Is the Industry Taking?

Panelists:

Daniel Curry, DBRS
Sean Egan, Egan-Jones Ratings
Stephen Joynt, Fitch Ratings
Raymond McDaniel, Moody's Investor Service
Deven Sharma, Standard & Poor's

11:30 a.m. — Panel Two: Competition Issues: What are Current Barriers to Entering the Credit Rating Agency Industry?

Panelists:

Ethan Berman, RiskMetrics Group
James H. Gellert, RapidRatings
George Miller, American Securitization Forum
Frank Partnoy, University of San Diego
Alex Pollock, American Enterprise Institute
Damon Silvers, AFL-CIO
Lawrence J. White, New York University

12:30 p.m. — Lunch Break

1:15 p.m. — Panel Three: Users' Perspectives

Panelists

Deborah A. Cunningham, Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association
Alan J. Fohrer, Southern California Edison
Christopher Gootkind, Wellington Management
James Kaitz, Association of Financial Professionals
Kurt N. Schacht, CFA Institute
Bruce Stern, Association of Financial Guaranty Insurers
Paul Schott Stevens, Investment Company Institute

2:45 p.m. — Panel Four: Approaches to Improve Credit Rating Agency Oversight

Panelists

Richard Baker, Managed Funds Association
J├Ârgen Holmquist, European Commission
Mayree C. Clark, Aetos Capital
Joseph A. Grundfest, Stanford Law School
Glenn Reynolds, CreditSights
Stephen Thieke, Group of Thirty

The roundtable is expected to end at approximately 4:15 p.m. with concluding remarks by Erik R. Sirri, Director of the SEC's Division of Trading & Markets.

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