Join the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission for a roundtable discussion centered on the newly published report, “U.S. Credit Markets: Interconnectedness and the Effects of the COVID-19 Economic Shock.”
The event will be streamed live on SEC.gov and features a fireside chat with Chairman Jay Clayton and two panel discussions. The first panel discussion focuses on the impact of COVID-19 on the six credit markets discussed in the Report while the second panel addresses the interconnectedness of the market from a regulatory perspective.
1:00 Welcome and Introduction
S.P. Kothari, Chief Economist and Director of the Division of Economic and Risk Analysis, SEC
1:10 Panel 1: Market Perspective
The economic shock of COVID-19 impacted liquidity and price volatility in our capital markets. It also brought to light some of the changes that have taken place since the 2008 global financial crisis, including regulatory reforms, changes in market structure and the growth of credit. This panel will focus on six credit markets spanning over $40 trillion of outstanding debt, including the short-term funding, corporate bond, leveraged loan, residential and commercial real estate, and municipal securities markets.
Moderator: Sumit Rajpal, Senior Policy Advisor, SEC
David Finkelstein, Chief Executive Officer, Annaly Capital Management
Dawn Fitzpatrick, Chief Investment Officer, Soros Fund Management
Steven Goulart, Executive Vice President and Chief Investment Officer, MetLife, Inc.
Barbara Novick, Vice Chairman, BlackRock
Thomas Wipf, Vice Chairman of Institutional Securities, Morgan Stanley
2:20 Fireside Chat
In the U.S. credit markets, banking and non-banking entities and intermediaries are intricately interconnected. These interconnections are essential for the functioning of the markets and the provision of credit, but these interconnections can also transmit and amplify risks. The COVID-19 economic shock reverberated through the credit markets in March/April 2020 and the ripple effects continue to be felt. Participants in the fireside chat will discuss these and other issues.
Moderator: Jay Clayton, Chairman, SEC
Mark Carney, COP 26 Finance Adviser and UN Special Envoy
Gary Cohn, former Director of the U.S. National Economic Council
Glenn Hutchins, Chairman, North Island
Lorie Logan, Executive Vice President, Markets Group, Federal Reserve Bank of New York
3:30 Panel 2: Regulatory Perspective
The COVID-19 economic shock tested the resilience of the U.S. and international financial markets and the effects of monetary interventions and fiscal measures in jurisdictions around the globe. This panel will discuss what areas of the markets functioned well, which areas showed signs of stress, and where there may still be vulnerabilities.
Moderator: S.P. Kothari, Chief Economist and Director of the Division of Economic and Risk Analysis, SEC
Tobias Adrian, Financial Counsellor and Director, Monetary and Capital Markets Department, International Monetary Fund
Natasha Cazenave, Deputy Secretary General of Policy and International Affairs
Andreas Lehnert, Director, Division of Financial Stability, Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System
Brent McIntosh, Under Secretary for International Affairs, U.S. Department of the Treasury
4:30 Closing Remarks
Mohamed El-Erian, President of Queens’ College, Advisor to Allianz and Gramercy
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Modified: March 25, 2022