Week InAdvance: November 10, 2014

MONDAY, NOV. 10: President Obama will travel to Beijing to attend the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation ("APEC") leaders meeting and APEC CEO Summit. He will then travel to Myanmar to meet separately with President Thein Sein and opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi, and attend the East Asia Summit and U.S.-ASEAN Summit.


WEDNESDAY, NOV. 12: Treasury Secretary Jack Lew will speak to the World Affairs Council in Seattle on the economy. The Treasury's Financial Stability Oversight Council ("FSOC") will meet with industry groups and consumer advocates to address concerns that the risk council needs to be more transparent. The House and the Senate return to work to begin organizing for the 114th Congress.


THURSDAY, NOV. 13: Janet Yellen will make opening remarks at a Fed/ECB conference in Washington. The SEC's Director of Division of Investment Management Norm Champs will speak at the American Law Institute's forum on life insurance company products.


Congress begins a lame-duck session for completing the current session's legislative business. House Republicans and both parties in the Senate will hold elections to pick their leaders for the Congress that begins in January. House Democrats plan their leadership election on Nov. 18. Committee assignments won't be made until next year.


FRIDAY, NOV. 14: In Washington DC, an ECB executive board member will speak on "Monetary Policy Spillovers and Cooperation in a Global Economy" at a forum organized by the European Central Bank, Federal Reserve Board and Federal Reserve Bank of New York.


SATURDAY, NOV 15: President Obama will attend the Group of 20 meeting in Brisbane, Australia.


Please see below for details on these and other events this week.



Relevant Congressional Activity


Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee


On Thursday, Nov. 13, the Senate Banking Committee will hold a full committee hearing on the nomination of Lourdes Maria Castro Ramirez to be an assistant HUD secretary. Read more.



Relevant Agency Activity


Consumer Financial Protection Bureau


On Thursday, Nov. 13, the CFPB will conduct a field hearing in Wilmington, Delaware. Speakers include CFPB Director Richard Cordray, consumer groups and industry representatives. Read more.


Department of the Treasury


On Wednesday, Nov. 12, the Treasury's Financial Stability Oversight Council ("FSOC") will hold a private meeting between FSOC officials and trade groups representing Wall Street banks, mutual funds and insurers to discuss the systemically important financial institution designation process. Read more.



Relevant Global Activity


Monday & Tuesday, Nov. 10-11


APEC Economic Leaders' Meeting ("AELM") in Beijing, China. Read more.


Wednesday, Nov. 12


SEATTLE: At the World Affairs Council, Treasury Secretary Jacob J. Lew will discuss the state of the world economy and what can be done to improve global economic growth ahead of his trip with President Obama to the G-20 Leaders' Summit in Brisbane, Australia. Read more.


Wednesday thru Friday, Nov. 12-14


MEXICO CITY: The International Organization of Securities Commissions ("IOSCO") will hold its "2014 IARC Mobile Seminar Training Program." Topics include future challenges in securities regulation and practical solutions for meeting those challenges. Read more.


Thursday & Friday, Nov. 13-14


WASHINGTON DC: The European Central Bank ("ECB"), the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, and the Federal Reserve Bank of New York hold the second biannual "Global Research Forum in International Macroeconomics and Finance." Read more.


WASHINGTON DC: The International Monetary Fund conference on "Cross-Border Spillovers." Speakers include IMF Chief Economist Olivier Blanchard and Jose Vinals, director of the fund's monetary and capital markets department. Read more.


Saturday & Sunday, Nov. 15-16


The Group of 20 Leaders' Summit in Brisbane, Australia. G-20 leaders including President Barack Obama, China President Xi Jinping and Russia President Vladimir Putin meet for two days to discuss global issues. Read more.



Other Activity


Monday, Nov. 10


NEW YORK CITY: The Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association ("SIFMA") will hold its annual meeting. Speakers include U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC") Chair Mary Jo White, Financial Industry Regulatory Authority ("FINRA") CEO Richard Ketchum, and Michael Bloomberg, former mayor of New York City and founder and majority owner of Bloomberg LP. Read more.


Wednesday & Thursday, Nov. 12-13


NEW YORK CITY: Moody's will sponsor an "Impact and Implications of Evolving Regimes" seminar on compliance with Basel III's capital and liquidity rules. Read more.


Wednesday thru Friday, Nov. 12-14


WASHINGTON DC: The "American Law Institute's 32nd Annual Advanced Conference on Life Insurance Company Products." Read more.


Sunday thru Wednesday, Nov. 16-19


WASHINGTON DC: The National Association of Insurance Commissioners ("NAIC") will hold its "NAIC Fall National Meeting." Topics include life insurance and annuities, principle-based reserving implementation and financial stability.

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