MASSAD IN NAPLES -- Commodity Futures Trading Commission Chairman Tim Massad is scheduled to speak on global regulatory issues Monday at this year's Global Financial Leadership Conference in Naples, Florida.

CONFLICT MINERALS -- The House Financial Services Monetary Policy and Trade Subcommittee will hold a hearing Tuesday to examine the impact of the Dodd-Frank Act's requirement for public companies to report whether they source "conflict minerals" from the Democratic Republic of Congo and its nine neighboring countries.

ARE WE SAFER? -- Former Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke and Federal Reserve Board Governor Daniel Tarullo will speak Tuesday at a Brookings Institution forum, "Are we safer? A look at the financial system, post-crisis."

SEC'S WHITE IN THE HOUSE -- Securities and Exchange Commission Chair Mary Jo White is scheduled to testify before the House Financial Services Committee on Wednesday.

FSOC TRANSPARENCY -- The House Financial Services Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee will hold a hearing Thursday on the lack of due process and transparency in the Financial Stability Oversight Council's designation of non-bank financial companies as Systemically Important Financial Institutions and the FSOC's relationship to the Financial Stability Board.
16 November 2015
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week in brief
Monday, Nov 16
President Obama in the Turkish coastal resort of Antalya for G20 leaders' summit. Global financial leadership conference in in Naples, Florida. Leading U.S. bank regulators venture into Wall Street's backyard for 3-day Clearing House event.

Tuesday, Nov 17
Obama in Manila for APEC Summit. Conflict minerals hearing in DC. Fed Governor Daniel Tarullo at Brookings Institution event on shadow banking.

Wednesday, Nov 18
Mary Jo White testifies at SEC hearing in DC. House, Senate meet on international climate treaty. Federal Open Market Committee to publish October policy meeting mintues. 

Thursday, Nov 19
House subcommittee hearing on FSOC & FSB. U.S. Chamber of Commerce holds discussion on corporate governance.

Friday, Nov 20
Obama in Kuala Lumpur for ASEAN summit.
Please see below for details on these and other events this week.

at the agencies
Wednesday, Nov 18
OFFICE OF THE COMPTROLLER OF THE CURRENCY
Public meeting of the Mutual Savings Association Advisory Committee (MSAAC) to advise the OCC on regulatory changes or other steps the OCC may be able to take to ensure the continued health and viability of mutual savings associations and other issues of concern to mutual savings associations.

Wednesday, Nov 18
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
The Commission will consider, in an open meeting, whether to propose amendments to Rule 3a1-1 and Regulation ATS and new Form ATS-N under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 related to certain alternative trading systems. Commissioner Stein, as duty officer, voted to consider the item listed in open session, and determined that Commission business required consideration earlier than one week from today.

Thursday, Nov 19
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
The SEC will hold its annual Government-Business Forum on Small Business Capital Formation to discuss exempt and registered offerings occurring after the passage of the JOBS Act.
  
 
on the hill
Tuesday, Nov 17
HOUSE FINANCIAL SERVICES
Subcommittee on Monetary Policy and Trade hearing on reporting requirements for "conflict minerals" that were established under the Dodd-Frank Act.

Tuesday, Nov 17
HOUSE SMALL BUSINESS
Full committee hearing on "National Entrepreneurs' Day," focusing on the benefits of entrepreneurship to the American economy.

Wednesday, Nov 18
SENATE ENVIRONMENT AND PUBLIC WORKS
Full committee hearing on "Examining the International Climate Negotiations."

Wednesday, Nov 18
HOUSE BUDGET
Full committee hearing on whether biennial budgeting fits into a rewrite of the budget process. Among those scheduled to testify are Rudolph Penner, institute fellow at the Urban Institute and Alice Rivlin, senior fellow at the Brookings Institution and a former CBO and OMB director.

Wednesday, Nov 18
HOUSE FINANCIAL SERVICES
Full committee hearing on "Examining the SEC's Agenda, Operations, and FY2017 Budget Request." SEC Chair Mary Jo White plans to testify.

Wednesday, Nov 18
HOUSE OVERSIGHT AND GOVERNMENT REFORM
Subcommittee on Government Operations
HOUSE EDUCATION AND THE WORKFORCE
Subcommittee on Higher Education and Workforce Training
Joint hearing on "Federal Student Aid: Performance-Based Organization Review."

Wednesday, Nov 18
HOUSE SCIENCE, SPACE, AND TECHNOLOGY
Full committee hearing on "The Administration's Empty Promises for the International Climate Treaty."

Thursday, Nov 19
HOUSE FINANCIAL SERVICES
Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations will examine lack of due process, transparency in the Financial Stability Oversight Council's designation of non-bank financial companies as Systemically Important Financial Institutions, and FSOC's relationship to the Financial Stability Board.
across the globe
Monday, Nov 16
ANTALYA, Turkey
Group of 20 Leaders' Summit (Day 2) to discuss terrorism, global economy, financial system, trade, and energy issues. World leaders including U.S. President Barack Obama, Russian President Vladimir Putin, Xi Jinping of China, as well as World Trade Organization Director-General Roberto AzevÍdo will attend the summit hosted by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. Meetings will be followed by press conferences.

Monday, Nov 16 -
Wednesday, Nov 18
MANILA, Philippines
APEC (Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation) CEO Summit. President Xi Jinping of China, President Widodo of Indonesia, Prime Minister Abe of Japan, President Putin of Russia, President Obama of the USA, and President Aquino of the Philippines will attend.

Monday, Nov 16 -
Friday, Nov 20
FRANKFURT, Germany
Euro Finance Week. The annual gathering of central bankers, financiers, regulators and politicians features speakers including European Central Bank President Mario Draghi and Vice President Vitor Constancio, Bundesbank President Jens Weidmann, and German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble.

Wednesday, Nov 18
LONDON, England
European Banking Authority's 4th Annual Research Workshop. Topic includes financial regulation and the real economy: a micro-prudential perspective.

Wednesday, Nov 18 -
Sunday, Nov 22
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia
The 27th ASEAN Summit (Association of Southeast Asian Nations) with the theme "Our People, Our Community, Our Vision."

Thursday, Nov 19 - 
Friday, Nov 20
PARIS, France
Co-organised by the OECD and Euromoney Conferences, this conference will provide an opportunity to introduce and discuss issues relating to institutional investors and long-term financing. In addition to the world's largest institutional investors (pension funds, sovereign wealth funds and insurers), attendees will include senior government representatives from OECD and developing countries, regulators, and other industry participants. Discussions will focus on:
  • Regulation and long-termism: addressing barriers to long-term investment finance
  • Emerging markets: long-term finance as a vehicle from growth and development
  • Infrastructure: Evaluating the asset allocation choices
  • Natural resources and secular trends
  • Good governance and long-term value creation
  • Long-term investment and clean energy finance



other events
Monday, Nov 16
NAPLES, Florida
Commodity Futures Trading Commission Chairman Timothy Massad will speak at the 2015 Global Financial Leadership Conference. 

Monday, Nov 16 -
Tuesday, Nov 17
WASHINGTON DC
Days 2 & 3 of the American Bankers Association / American Bar Association Money Laundering Enforcement Conference. Speakers include John Riggi, section chief of the FBI's cyber division.

Monday, Nov 16 -
Wednesday, Nov 19
NEW YORK CITY
The Clearing House Annual Conference. Speakers include the Fed's chief information office Margaret E. "Lyn" McDermid, Treasury Deputy Secretary Sarah Bloom Raskin, N.Y. Fed President William Dudley, Fed Bank of Atlanta President Dennis Lockhart and Fed Bank of Cleveland President Loretta Mester.

Tuesday, Nov 17
WASHINGTON DC
DC Bar panel on CFTC's rules for physical commodities. Speakers include Sean Collins, director of the division of analytics and surveillance at FERC, and Eric Juzenas, principal adviser to CFTC Commissioner Sharon Bowen.

Tuesday, Nov 17
WASHINGTON DC
Brookings Institution discussion on "Are We Safer? A Look at the Financial System, Post-Crisis." Federal Reserve Governor Dan Tarullo and Ben Bernanke to speak.

Tuesday, Nov 17
WASHINGTON DC
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce (USCC) holds a reception on "Will Savers Benefit? Protect Small Business Retirement: Stand up for Better Advice, More Choices, and Increased Savings" to explain the consequences of the Labor Department's fiduciary rule.

Thursday, Nov 19
WASHINGTON DC
U.S. Chamber of Commerce Center for Capital Markets Competitiveness holds "A Discussion on Corporate Governance: The Changing Regulatory Environment and a Proxy Season Preview."

Thursday, Nov 19 -
Sunday, Nov 22
NATIONAL HARBOR, Maryland
National Association of Insurance Commissioners "NAIC Fall 2015 National Meeting." Topics include regulation of captives, state of compliance regarding fraud protection and revised guidance related to examiner-in-charge qualifications.

Friday, Nov 20 -
Saturday, Nov 21
WASHINGTON DC
2015 Business Law Section Fall Meeting. Topics include practical response to the Department of Justice's memo on prosecuting individuals for corporate misconduct, preparing for the CEO pay ratio disclosure and the pitfalls of cross-border litigation.

Sunday, Nov 22
NATIONAL HARBOR, Maryland
Public Forum: EU-U.S. Insurance Project. Follows the NAIC's national meeting. Topics include the current state of group supervision of transatlantic insurance firms and the challenges these firms may encounter.