Mar 2 2015 | Secondary market liquidity and the definition of "accredited investor" on the agenda at the SEC Wednesday.  CFTC staff will discuss variation margin gains haircutting, re-establishing a matched book, and liquidity risk management on Thursday.
Monday | The Institute for International Bankers hears from top U.S. regulators.
Tuesday | Senate Banking Committee hearing on Federal Reserve reform. Senate Finance Committee hearing on taxation fairness. CFPB director Richard Cordray in the House to deliver his agency's semi-annual report. U.S. Chamber's press call on its annual Fix, Add, Replace agenda of financial regulation fixes.
Wednesday | The recently re-animated SEC advisory committee on small, emerging companies considers secondary market issues (how to improve liquidity and proposals on venture exchanges) and the "accredited investor" definition. Treasury Secretary Lew testifies on department's budget before House Appropriations Committee.
Thursday | CFTC public roundtable on orderly wind-down of DCOs; topics include pros and cons on variation margin gains haircutting, liquidity risk management and wind-down timing and governance. SEC's enforcement director on Capitol Hill at an oversight hearing. Treasury OFR director participates in Brookings Institution's live webinar discussion on "Can the Financial Sector Promote Growth and Stability?"
Please see below for details on these and other events this week.
at the agencies
DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY | Meeting of the President's Advisory Council on Financial Capability for Young Americans to discuss the role of cities and communities in promoting financial empowerment and hear reports from each of the Council's subcommittees. (10:30 am ET)
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION | The Advisory Committee on Small and Emerging Companies will hold a public meeting to discuss rules and regulations affecting small and emerging companies under the federal securities laws, and recommendations to the Commission regarding the definition of "accredited investor." (9:30 am ET)
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION | The Advisory Committee on Small and Emerging Companies will hold a public meeting to discuss recommendations to the Commission regarding the definition of "accredited investor." (9:30 am ET)
COMMODITY FUTURES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION | Public "Roundtable on Recovery and Orderly Wind-Down of Derivatives Clearing Organizations." Goal of the all-day session is to gather views from a variety of stakeholders, including DCOs, their futures commission merchant members, and the members' customers. The roundtable is intended to address haricutting of variation margin gains; the use of auctions, forced allocation and tear-ups to re-establish a matched book after a clearing member default; wind-down; and liquidity risk management. (9 am ET)
on the hill
HOUSE JUDICIARY | Subcommittee on Regulatory Reform, Commercial and Antitrust Law hearing on H.R. 348, the "Responsibly and Professionally Invigorating Development Act of 2015," H.R. 712, the "Sunshine for Regulatory Decrees  Settlements Act of 2015," and the "Searching for and Cutting Regulations that are Unnecessarily Burdensome Act of 2015." (4 pm ET)
SENATE FINANCE | Full committee hearing on "Fairness in Taxation." (9 am ET)
SENATE BANKING, HOUSING AND URBAN AFFAIRS | Full committee haring on "Federal Reserve Accountability and Reform." (2:30 pm ET)
HOUSE ENERGY & COMMERCE | Full committee hearing on "21st Century Energy Markets: How the Changing Dynamics of World Energy Markets Impact our Economy and Energy Security." Witnesses include Adam Sieminski, administrator of the Energy Information Administration. (1:30 pm ET)
HOUSE ENERGY AND COMMERCE | Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations hearing on "Understanding the Cyber Threat and Implications for the 21st Century Economy. (2 pm ET)
HOUSE FINANCIAL SERVICES | Full committee hearing on "The Semi-Annual Report of the Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection." Richard Cordray, director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, will deliver the agency's semi-annual report. (2:30 pm ET)
JOINT ECONOMIC COMMITTEE | Full committee hearing on "The Economic Report of the President." (2:30 pm ET)
HOUSE SMALL BUSINESS | Full committee hearing on "Building an Opportunity Economy: "The State of Small Business Entrepreneurship." (11:00 am ET)
HOUSE APPROPRIATIONS | Subcommittee on Financial Services and General Government hearing on the Treasury Department budget. Treasury Secretary Jack Lew testifies about his department's budget. (2 pm ET)
HOUSE HOMELAND SECURITY | Subcommittee on Cybersecurity, Infrastructure Protection and Security Technologies hearing on "Industry Perspectives on the President's Cybersecurity Information Sharing Proposal." (2 pm ET)
HOUSE FINANCIAL SERVICES | Subcommittee on Capital Markets and Government Sponsored Enterpriseshearing on the "Oversight of the SEC's Division of Enforcement." Andrew Ceresney, director of the division, testifies. (9 am ET)
HOUSE OVERSIGHT AND GOVERNMENT REFORM | Subcommittee on Information Technology hearing on "Cybersecurity: The Evolving Nature of Cyber Threats Facing the Private Sector." (9 am ET)
HOUSE SMALL BUSINESS | Subcommittee on Economic Growth, Tax and Capital Access hearing on "Improving Capital Access Programs within the SBA.". (10 am ET)
across the globe
Friday, Mar. 6
LONDON |U.K. Financial Conduct Authority Breakfast Forum. Topics include guidance on enforcement procedures under the Competition Act and amendments to disclosure obligations on competition law infringements.
other events
WASHINGTON DC | Institute for International Bankers annual conference. Comptroller of the Currency Thomas Curry and Commodity Futures Trading Commission Chairman Timothy Masssad will provide comment on key policy and business issues. In addition to Curry and Massad, speakers include Benjamin Lawsky, New York's superintendent of financial services, and Thomas Hoenig, vice chairman of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation. 
WASHINGTON DC | The Brookings Institution holds a discussion on "The Fed in the 21st Century: Independence, Governance and Accountability." Former Fed chairman Ben Bernanke speaks on a panel. (10 am ET)
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce's Capital Markets Competitiveness holds a webinar on the release of its annual "Fix, Add, Replace Agenda" which outlines and prioritizes improvements to America's financial regulatory structure. (10 am ET)
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce's Capital Markets Competitiveness holds a webinar on the 2015 Consumer Financial Protection Bureau's legislative agenda. (1:30 pm ET)
The Financial Reporting Council holds a conference call briefing on the International Forum of Independent Audit Regulators' third annual survey of audit inspections, focusing on how auditors perform in 29 countries around the world. (8 am ET)
Business Roundtable holds a conference call briefing to release the results of the first quarter CEO Economic Outlook survey, focusing on "expectations for sales, capital spending and employment for the next six months." (10 am ET)
WASHINGTON DC | The Brookings Institution's Initiative on Business and Public Policy holds a discussion on "Can the Financial Sector Promote Growth and Stability?" Treasury's Office of Financial Research Director Richard Berner among participants. (8:30 am ET)
Thursday & Friday, Mar. 5-6 (LIVE WEBCAST)
NEW YORK | Investment Management Institute. Speakers include Igor Rozenbilt, co-head of the SEC's private funds unit.
Transparency. Inclusiveness. Consensus.