SEC Announces Panelists and Agenda for Mark-to-Market Accounting Roundtable
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Washington, D.C., Oct. 27, 2008 — The Securities and Exchange Commission today announced the expected panelists for its October 29 roundtable concerning mark-to-market accounting.
The roundtable will be held at the SEC's Washington D.C. headquarters and will begin at 9 a.m. ET with opening remarks from SEC Chairman Christopher Cox. The roundtable will consist of two panels.
The panel discussions will focus on:
- Usefulness of mark-to-market accounting to investors and regulators.
- Effects of mark-to-market accounting on financial reporting by financial institutions
- Potential market behavior effects from mark-to-market accounting.
- Whether aspects of current accounting standards can be improved, and how?
Scheduled panelists include investors, issuers, auditors, and others with experience in mark-to-market accounting by financial institutions:
9:10 a.m. — Panel One:
- Ray Ball, University of Chicago
- Vincent Colman, PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP
- Scott Evans, TIAA-CREF
- William Isaac, former Chairman, FDIC
- Richard Murray, SwissRe
- Aubrey Patterson, Bancorp South
- Damon Silvers, AFL-CIO
11:10 a.m. — Panel Two:
- Randy Ferrell, Fauquier Bankshares, Inc.
- Patrick Finnegan, CFA Institute
- Bradley Hunkler, Western Southern Life
- Lisa Lindsley, CtW Investment Group
- Cindy Ma, Houlihan Lokey Howard & Zukin
- Chuck Maimbourg, Key Bank
- Richard Ramsden, Goldman Sachs
- Russell Wieman, Grant Thornton LLP
In addition, the following individuals are scheduled to participate in both panel discussions as observers:
- Daniel Goelzer, Public Company Accounting Oversight Board
- Charles Holm, Federal Reserve Board
- Kristen Jaconi, U.S. Department of the Treasury
- Thomas Jones, International Accounting Standards Board
- Thomas Linsmeier, Financial Accounting Standards Board
The roundtable is expected to conclude at approximately 1 p.m. ET.
The roundtable will be open to the public with seating on a first-come, first-serve basis. Doors will open at 8:30 a.m. ET. Visitors will be subject to security checks.
Live audio and video webcasts as well as materials related to the roundtable are available on the SEC Web site.
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