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SEC Announces Panelists and Agenda for Mark-to-Market Accounting Roundtable


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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Modified: 10/28/2008