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Shaping Global Financial Reform: A Symposium for Private and Public Sector Leaders

An event summary


On April 23, 2009, in Washington, D.C., the Bretton Woods Committee, Deloitte, and the Morin Center for Banking and Financial Law at Boston University hosted a symposium, “Shaping Global Financial Reform.” The symposium provided a forum for leading officials and senior practitioners to discuss issues surrounding reforms in regulation of financial services globally and in the United States.

Through interactive dialogue, central bankers, regulatory agency heads and senior executives from leading banking institutions discussed the issues and challenges surrounding domestic and international regulatory reform.

Paul A. Volcker, Chairman of the White House Economic Recovery Advisory Board, and Sheila C. Bair, Chairman of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, were the keynotes at the Symposium.

A Compendium

View the compendium of the day’s session, written by Mariya Deryugina of the Boston University School of Law.

Program Speakers and Panelists

  • Paul A. Volcker, Chairman, White House Economic Recovery Advisory Board; Former Chairman of the Board of Governors, Federal Reserve System
  • Sheila C. Bair, Chairman, Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation
  • Guillermo Ortiz Martinez, Governor, Banco de Mexico; Chairman, Bank for International Settlements Board of Directors
  • Andrew Crockett, President, JP Morgan Chase International; Former Head of Bank of International Settlements
  • Charles H. Dallara, Managing Director, The Institute of International Finance, Inc.
  • John Dugan, Comptroller of the Currency, Office of the Comptroller of the Currency
  • Jacob A. Frenkel, Chairman and CEO the Group of Thirty; Former Governor of the Bank of Israel
  • Jerry Hawke, Partner, Arnold & Porter; Former Comptroller of the Currency
  • Robert Kelly, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Bank of New York Mellon
  • Jim Leach, Professor, Woodrow Wilson School, Princeton University; Former Chairman, House Financial Services and International Affairs Committees
  • Carolyn B. Maloney, Chair, Joint Economic Committee, U.S. House of Representatives
  • Richard H. Neiman, Superintendent of Banks for the State of New York
  • Gary H. Stern, President, Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis
  • Richard Whiting, Executive Director and Chief Counsel, Financial Services Roundtable

Graphic Recordings

A graphic artist participated in the program throughout the day, recording the interactive session through visual representation. The visual representation diagrams from each discussion topic are available to download below.

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 System Stability and Confidence 
Sheila Bair shares her views on restoring system stability and confidence.


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 Reforming International Financial Architecture  
Renowned experts discuss reforming the international financial architecture.


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 Restructuring and Reforming U.S. Regulatory Agencies and Responsibilities 
Regulatory and industry experts perspectives on restructuring and reforming U.S. regulatory agencies and responsibilities.


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 New Policies and/or Policy Enhancements for Assuring Financial Stability 
Regulatory and industry perspectives on new policies and policy enhancements for assuring financial stability.


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 International Financial Architecture: Where Have We Been, and Where Do We Need to Go? 
Paul Volcker provides his views on where we have been and where we need to go.


Thought Leadership

Deloitte Financial Services - @ Regulatory Newsletter
Integrated Compliance and Risk Management: Rethinking the approach 
Risk Management in the Age of Structured Products: Lessons learned for improving risk intelligence
G30 Study - The Structure of Financial Supervision: Approaches and challenges in a global marketplace, October 2008
G30 Study - Financial Reform: A Framework for Financial Stability, January 2009

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