A U.S. Senate panel will hear testimony Thursday on IEX Group's application to become a full-fledged stock exchange from the SEC's trading and Markets chief  Stephen Luparello, whose agency must rule on the application, and FINRA's CEO Richard Ketchum, who sees a clear path for approval. The SEC must approve, reject, or defer its decision on IEX's plan before March 21.
29 February 2016
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Last Wednesday of Every Month
INVESTORS Membership Telecon
4:30 - 5 pm
Brief updates from all Council chairs.
All INVESTORS members are invited to listen in.
week in brief
Monday, Feb 29
Second day of BIS meeting in Shanghai. ESMA meets in Paris.

Tuesday, Mar 1
Senate Finance hearing on multiemployer pension plan system.

Wednesday, Mar 2
FSOC executive session includes an update on Council's ongoing work on asset management and designation of nonbank financial companies.

Thursday, Mar 3
CFTC pubic roundtable on residual interest deadline.  Senate Banking panel meets on  U.S. equity market structure.

Friday, Mar 4
Fed holds open meeting on single-counterparty credit limits.

Sunday, Mar 6
First day of Institute of International Bankers annual conference in DC.
Please see below for details on these and other events this week.

at the agencies
Wednesday, Mar 2
DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY
Financial Stability Oversight Council executive session.  The preliminary agenda includes an update on market developments, a discussion of the Council's 2016 annual report, a discussion of the annual re-evaluation of the designation of a nonbank financial company, and an update regarding the Council's ongoing work on asset management.

Thursday, Mar 3
COMMODITY FUTURES TRADING COMMISSION
Public staff roundtable on the residual interest deadline,
 excess funds maintained by a futures commission merchant to make up for deficiencies in a customer's account and temporarily cover margin calls. The discussion will be led by the Division of Swap Dealer and Intermediary Oversight and the Office of the Chief Economist.

Friday, Mar 4
BOARD OF GOVERNORS OF THE FEDERAL RESERVE SYSTEM
Open meeting to consider a p roposal to establish single-counterparty credit limits for large U.S. bank holding companies and foreign banking organizations.


  
 
on the hill
Tuesday, Mar 1
SENATE FINANCE
Full committee hearing on "The Multiemployer Pension Plan System: Recent Reforms and Current Challenges" to examine the multiemployer pension plan system and its effect on unions, employers, workers, retirees and taxpayers.

Tuesday, Mar 1
HOUSE APPROPRIATIONS
Subcommittee on Transportation, Housing and Urban Development budget hearing.
HUD Secretary Julian Castro to testify.

Tuesday, Mar 1
HOUSE FINANCIAL SERVICES
Task Force to Investigate Terrorism Financing hearing on "Helping the Developing World Fight Terror Finance."

Thursday, Mar 3
SENATE BANKING, HOUSING AND URBAN AFFAIRS
Subcommittee on Securities, Insurance and Investment hearing on "Regulatory Reforms to Improve Equity Market Structure."  FINRA CEO Richard Ketchum and SEC Director of Trading and Markets Stephen Luparello to testify.

Thursday, Mar 3
SENATE FINANCE
Full committee hearing on "Free Trade Implementation: Lessons from the Past."
across the globe
Sunday, Feb 28 -
Monday, Feb 29
SHANGHAI, China
Bank for International Settlements meeting of central bank governors.

Monday, Feb 29
PARIS, France
European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) open hearing about consultation paper on draft guidelines for market abuse regulation.

Monday, Feb 29
HANGZHOU, China
William Dudley, President and CEO of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York will speak at the  People's Bank of China-Federal Reserve Bank of New York Joint Symposium.

Wednesday, Mar 2 -
Thursday, Mar 3
ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates
Global Financial Markets Forum. Speakers include UAE Minister of State H.E. Reem Al Hashimi, former prime minister of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, Tony Blair and former Greek finance minister, Yanis Varoufakis.

Thursday, Mar 3
LONDON, England
City Lecture with Dr Elke K├Ânig, chair of the Single Resolution Board, on the future of European banking resolution, will include a panel discussion on the macroeconomic and regulatory impact of financial reforms from UK and European markets.
other events
Sunday, Feb 28 -
Wednesday, Mar 2
LAS VEGAS, Nevada
"ABS Vegas 2016." SEC Commissioner Michael Piwowar will deliver keynote speech. Other speakers include Hughes Bates of the SEC's Office of Structured Finance and Monique Rollins, U.S. Treasury's Deputy Assistant Secretary for the Office of Capital Markets.

Thursday, Mar 3 -
Friday, Mar 4
NEW YORK & VIA WEBCAST
PLI's Investment Management Institute 2016. Speakers include Igor Rozenblit, co-head of the private funds unit in the SEC's Office of Compliance Inspections and Examinations.

Sunday, Mar 6 -
Tuesday, Mar 8
WASHINGTON DC
Institute of International Bankers annual Washington conference. Speakers include Bank of England's Executive Director for Financial Stability Strategy and Risk Alex Brazier and Federal Reserve Board Governor Lael Brainard.