2011 Summit

5th Annual Capital Markets Summit:
Ensuring Competiveness in a Post-Regulatory Reform Environment

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

On March 30, 2011 the U.S. Chamber Center for Capital Markets Competitiveness held its 5th Annual Capital Markets Summit: Ensuring Competitiveness in a Post-Regulatory Reform Environment.

This full-day event featured prominent speakers in government, public policy, and the business community.  With over 300 attendees and 30 press outlets covering the event, it focused on the challenges of the regulatory environment and significant emerging trends.
Confirmed Particpants Included (bold indicates keynote speaker):

  • The Honorable Spencer Bachus, Chairman, House Financial Services Committee
  • The Honorable Steve Barlett, President and Chief Executive Officer, Financial Services Roundtable
  • Tom Braithwaite, Business and Politics Correspondent, Washington Bureau, Financial Times
  • Douglas K. Chia, Assistant General Counsel and Corporate Secretary, Johnson & Johnson
  • A.B. Culvahouse, Chair, O’Melveny & Myers LLP
  • Jamie Dimon, President and CEO, JPMorgan Chase & Co.
  • Thomas J. Donohue, Chairman and CEO, U.S. Chamber of Commerce
  • Bryan Durkin, Chief Operating Officer and Managing Director of Products and Services, CME Group
  • David Evans, Lecturer, University of Chicago; Visiting Professor, University College London
  • Robert H. McCooey, Senior Vice President, Capital Markets, The NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc.
  • Barry C. Melancon, President and Chief Executive Officer, American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • Marcia Narine, Vice President, Global Compliance and Business Standards, Chief Privacy Officer and Deputy General Counsel, Ryder System, Inc.
  • Robert S. Nichols, President and Chief Operating Officer, Financial Services Forum
  • Doug R. Oberhelman, Chairman and CEO, Caterpillar Inc.
  • Christopher Perry, President, Global Focus Trading, Thomson Reuters
  • David A. Sampson, President and Chief Executive Officer, Property Casualty Insurers Association of America
  • Donald J. Sterhan, President and Chief Executive Officer, Mountain Plains Equity Group
  • Paul Schott Stevens, President and Chief Executive Officer, Investment Company Institute
  • Anjan Thakor, John E. Simon Professor of Finance, Director of the PhD Program, Olin School of Business, Washington University in St. Louis
  • Elizabeth Warren, Assistant to the President and Special Advisor to the Secretary of the Treasury, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

In addition, this gathering of leaders in the business and capital markets community featured distinguished panelists exploring a variety of timely topics, including –

How A Strong Capital Formation System Drives Economic Growth.  This distinguished panel discussed the importance of capital formation to the health and vitality of the American economy.  By identifying the importance of the many forms of capital in the U.S. and global markets, the participants effectively outlined the role each plays in the system that allows for economic growth and job creation.

Corporate Governance: Dodd-Frank In The Board Room.  This panel discussed the implications of Dodd-Frank for corporate boards.  Issues that were addressed included: whistleblower, compensation and pay ratio issues, proxy voting, conflict minerals, and others.

Liquidity, Capital Formation, And Risk Management In Today’s Economy.  This panel dealt with issues surrounding corporate growth, liquidity, managing risk, and capital formation in light of Dodd-Frank.  Panelists dove into the ways that public companies manage these changes, and discussed the importance of working toward a sound and efficient regulatory structure.

Dodd-Frank Implementation: Making The Grade?  The final panel of the day was a discussion among the leaders of the central business associations in the debate; The Financial Services Roundtable, American Institute of Certified Public Accountants; Financial Services Forum; Property Casualty Insurers Association of America; and the Investment Company Institute.