SEC to Hold Securities Lending and Short Sale Roundtable
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Washington, D.C., Sept. 11, 2009 — The Securities and Exchange Commission will hold a roundtable about securities lending and short sale issues on September 29 and September 30.
The roundtable will feature an in-depth review of securities lending practices and also analyze possible short sale pre borrowing requirements and additional short sale disclosures. Panelists are expected to include investors, corporate issuers, financial services firms, beneficial owner lenders, lending agents, borrowers of securities, self-regulatory organizations, international regulators and the academic community.
The roundtable agenda is available. The list of panelists will be announced at a later date.
The roundtable discussion will be held in the auditorium at SEC headquarters at 100 F Street NE in Washington, D.C. On September 29, the roundtable will focus on securities lending issues and take place from 9:30 a.m. to approximately 4 p.m. On September 30, the roundtable will focus on short sale pre-borrowing and additional short sale disclosures and take place from 9:30 a.m. to approximately 12:30 p.m.
The public is invited to observe the roundtable discussion. Seating will be available on a first-come, first-served basis. The roundtable discussion also will be available via webcast on the SEC Web site.
For additional information about the roundtable, contact the SEC's Division of Trading and Markets at (202) 551-5720.
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