Week inAdvance
Monday | Oct 19, 2020
Mon Oct 19 Cross-border payments & digital currencies on IMF's agenda. | Tue Oct 20 WEF jobs summit. | Wed Oct 21 Fed's Beige Book. | Thu Oct 22 SEC & CFTC hold joint open meeting.

All times are Eastern and subject to change.
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Wednesday, Oct 28
INVESTORS cyber security industry update
11 - 11:30 am
Guest speaker – S&P Global Ratings' Nik Khakee, managing director and criteria subject matter expert on cyber risk across practices – will discuss cyber risks in light of governance issues that arose due to Covid-19 stresses, as well as elevated cyber risks given the shift to WFH.

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at the agencies
Tuesday, Oct 20
FEDERAL RESERVE BANK OF NEW YORK
New York Fed President John Williams makes opening and closing remarks at a webinar series on culture hosted by his bank. 

Wednesday, Oct 21
COMMODITY FUTURES TRADING COMMISSION
The CFTC's fintech office will continue its virtual annual Fintech Forward conference with its LabCFTC’s Empower Innovation 2020 session, “Regulation and Innovation Re-imagined.” See the complete agenda here.

Wednesday, Oct 21
FEDERAL RESERVE
U.S. Federal Reserve Releases Beige Book at 2pm.

Wednesday, Oct 21 -
Thursday, Oct 22
MUNICIPAL SECURITIES RULEMAKING BOARD
Virtual board meeting to discuss regulatory and market structure topics and begin discussing its approach for developing a long-term strategic plan, among other items. View the board's meeting discussion items here.

Thursday, Oct 22
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION, COMMODITY FUTURES TRADING COMMISSION
Joint open virtual meeting to consider:
  • Joint final rule: Customer margin rules relating to security futures. The commissions will consider whether to adopt rule amendments to align the minimum margin required on security futures with other similar financial products.
  • Request for comment: Portfolio margining of uncleared swaps and non-cleared security-based swaps. The commissions will consider whether to issue a request for comment on the portfolio margining of uncleared swaps and non-cleared security-based swaps. The request for comment would solicit comment on all aspects of the portfolio margining of uncleared swaps, non-cleared security-based swaps, and related positions, including on the merits, benefits, and risks of portfolio margining these types of positions, and on any regulatory, legal, and operational issues associated with portfolio margining them.
Members of the public can view the meeting at www.sec.gov.

Thursday, Oct 22
FEDERAL DEPOSIT INSURANCE CORPORATION
Meeting of the FDIC Advisory Committee on Economic Inclusion (ComE-IN).
on the hill
House is out until mid-November, though lawmakers could be called back with 24 hours notice to vote on legislation.

Full Senate on recess until Oct. 19.
across the globe
Monday, Oct 19
FRANKFURT, Germany
European Central Bank President Christine Lagarde delivers the opening remarks at the bank’s online Conference on Monetary Policy: bridging science and practice.

Monday, Oct 19
VIENNA, Austria
Key ministers from the OPEC+ alliance will weigh the near-term outlook during an interim review meeting.

Tuesday, Oct 20
PARIS, France
OECD (Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development) virtual launch of the 2020 Global Deal Flagship Report: Social Dialogue, Skills and Covid-19.

Tuesday, Oct 20 -
Friday, Oct 23
GENEVA, Switzerland
The World Economic Forum’s Jobs Reset Summit will bring together leaders from business, government, civil society, media, and the broader public to shape the new agenda for growth, jobs, skills, and equity.

Wednesday, Oct 21 -
Thursday, Oct 22
VANCOUVER, Canada
The Basel Committee on Banking Supervision's 21st International Conference of Banking Supervisors (ICBS).

Thursday, Oct 22
RIYADH, Saudi Arabia
G20 Anti-Corruption Ministers virtual meeting.

Thursday, Oct 22
BRUSSELS, Belgium
NATO defense ministers hold a two-day video conference.
other events
Monday, Oct 19
WASHINGTON DC
International Monetary Fund Managing Director Kristalina Georgieva, Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell, and Bank for International Settlements General Manager Agustin Carstens participate in a virtual cross-border payments panel at the IMF/World Bank meetings.

Tuesday, Oct 20
NEW YORK CITY
Randal K. Quarles, Federal Reserve vice chair for supervision, and chair of the Financial Stability Board, speaks on the FSB's agenda at Sifma's virtual annual meeting.

Tuesday, Oct 20
U.S. housing starts and building permits are expected to pick up in September as record-low mortgage rates continue to support demand. The housing market has been a bright spot of the economy, with several housing metrics now near or above pre-pandemic levels.

Thursday, Oct 22
U.S. jobless claims for the week ended Oct. 17.
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