SEC Announces Financial Disclosure and Auditor Oversight Roundtables
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Washington, DC, February 22, 2002 The Securities and Exchange Commission will convene two days of roundtable discussions next month in New York City and Washington, D.C., to examine proposals for better protecting investors by reforming financial disclosure and auditor oversight.
Roundtable panelists will include experts from corporate America, securities regulation, financial services, academia and other fields. The SEC will announce a list of roundtable panelists and moderators next week.
The morning session (10:00 a.m. to noon) of each roundtable will focus on financial disclosure. Key questions for discussion include:
The afternoon sessions (2:00 to 4:00 p.m.) will be devoted to auditor oversight, including discussions of:
The public is invited to attend the roundtables on a first-come, first-served basis, but seating is limited. The SEC will also offer live Web casts of the events on the SEC Web site free of charge.