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Municipal Securities

This panel will include representatives of the MSRB, U.S Department of Treasury and the SEC and will focus on current issues in the municipal market, including auction rate securities and other timely issues.

 

Moderator:

E. Randolph Hooks

Executive Director and Assistant General Counsel

JPMorgan Chase & Co.

 

 

Panelists:

John J. Cross III
Associate Tax Legislative Counsel, Office of Tax Policy
U.S. Department of Treasury

 

Martha Mahan Haines
Chief, Office of Municipal Securities
Assistant Director, Division of Market Regulation

U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission



Ernesto A. Lanza
Senior Associate General Counsel
Municipal Securities Rulemaking Board

Mark Zehner
Regional Municipal Securities Counsel
U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission


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Treasury/Repo Securities

The panel will focus on Fails Management (Buy-in Procedures, Fails Margining and the Mini-Closeout Provision being drafted for the MRA) and Management & Compliance issues relating to these securities.

 

Moderator:

Andrew Waskow
Vice President, Associate General Counsel
Goldman Sachs & Co.

 

Panelists:

Ranada Fergerson
Managing Director, Associate General Counsel
Banc of America Securities

 

Tim Keenan
Managing Director
Global Repo Product Manager

Barclays Capital

 

Jennifer Wolgemuth
Counsel & Assistant Vice President
Federal Reserve Bank of New York

 

Lawrence Young
Managing Director and Counsel
Credit Suisse

Concurrent Sessions


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Primary Market Issues

Proposed topics include: institutional investor fund activism in fixed income markets and documentary responses; recent efforts to improve covenant protection in the investment grade bond market (Credit Roundtable White Paper); and the impact of Rule 144 amendments relating to debt securities.

 

Moderator:

 

Bruce Bennett
Partner

Covington & Burling

 

Panelists:

 

Kirk A. Davenport
Partner

Latham & Watkins

 

Martin Goldberg
Senior Vice President

Lehman Brothers

 

Isaac Osaki
Managing Director
Global Head of Fixed Income Origination Legal

Banc of America Securities

 

Leslie N. Silverman
Partner
Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton

 

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Compliance Roundtable

This panel will address the needs, challenges and possible solutions for compliance professionals in fixed income markets today.

Moderator:

Stuart Wexler
First Vice President
Merrill Lynch

Panelists:

Jeff Horvath
Managing Director
Deutsche Bank Americas

 











 

Donna Powell
Managing Director
Head of Fixed Income Compliance
Credit Suisse

Rose-Anne Richter
Managing Director
Morgan Stanley

Gary Rosen
Managing Director
Fixed Income Compliance
Lehman Brothers

 

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Material Nonpublic Information

A discussion of current issues related to confidential and material nonpublic information in fixed income markets. Discussion topics will include: credit default swaps, trades made on knowledge of firm’s actions, misuse of information in credit default market, club deals, asset management/proprietary trading, MBS, ABS, and ARS.

 

Moderator:

John Ramsay
Managing Director and Deputy General Counsel
Citi

Panelists:

 

Mark Catana
Executive Director and Assistant General Counsel
JPMorgan Chase & Co.

 

Yoon-Young Lee
Partner
WilmerHale

 

Juno Mayer Senft
Managing Director
Merrill Lynch

Concurrent Sessions

 

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Litigation and Enforcement Update

A report of critical litigation and enforcement issues of interest to bond market practitioners, including: subprime, auction rates securities, bankruptcy, and antitrust update (GIC private litigation and regulatory).

Moderator:

 

Edward Turan
Managing Director
Citi

Panelists:

Susan L. Merrill
Chief of Enforcement
FINRA

 

Robert Pietrzak
Partner
Sidley Austin

 

Harry J. Weiss
Partner
WilmerHale

 

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Developing New Products and Services

This panel will discuss the role of legal and compliance professionals in the development of new products and services, including: structured notes and commodities & commodity-linked products.

Moderator:

Gordon Kiesling
Executive Director
UBS

 

Panelists:

 

Gary Goldsholle
Vice President and Associate General Counsel
FINRA

Steven Lofchie
Partner
Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft

 

David Rusoff
Managing Director
Goldman Sachs & Co.

Lanny A. Schwartz
Partner
Davis Polk & Wardwell

 

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Dealing with Default and Looking to the Future of Securitization

The aftermath of the boom and bust in the securitization world has left many in the market to deal with the wreckage of unsuccessful investment strategies and defaulted counterparties. What are the big issues firms encounter when unwinding a defaulted counterparty? How does it play out with repos, swaps and other transactions? And when the smoke clears, what will be left? How will current key legislative, market practice, and other issues shape the future of securitization? This panel of industry experts will analyze and discuss the various issues and challenges market participants face in these unsettled times.

Moderator:

Myongsu Kong
Director & Counsel
Citi

Panelists:

Nadine Cancell
Director
Barclays Capital

 

Mala Greenberger
Senior Managing Director
Bear Stearns

 

Seth Grosshandler
Partner
Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton

 

Richard M. Horowitz
Partner
Thacher Proffitt & Wood

 

James Lee
Executive Director
Morgan Stanley