Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Panelists and Agenda for Tomorrow's Mark-to-Market Roundable

In a press release late yesterday, the SEC announced the agenda and panelists for its October 29 roundtable on mark-to-market accounting.  Tomorrow's roundtable at the SEC's headquarters will begin at 9:00AM EDT with opening remarks by Chairman Cox, followed by two panels:

9:10AM — Panel One:
  • Ray Ball, University of Chicago
  • Vincent Colman, PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP
  • Scott Evans, TIAA-CREF
  • William Isaacs, former Chairman, FDIC
  • Richard Murray, SwissRe
  • Aubrey Patterson, Bancorp South
  • Damon Silvers, AFL-CIO

11:10AM — Panel Two:
  • Randy Ferrell, Fauquier Bankshares, Inc.
  • 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
Each of the panel discussions is expected to 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?
The panel discussions are expected to conclude by 1:00PM. The roundtable is open to the public, and will be webcast via a link from the Commission's website, www.sec.gov.

The full text of the SEC's press release is available at:  http://www.sec.gov/news/press/2008/2008-255.htm