Week inAdvance
Monday | Aug 10, 2020
Mon Aug 10 NPC continues in Beijing. | Tue Aug 11 Perseids meteor shower. | Wed Aug 12 BIS Covid webcast. | Thu Aug 13 SEC & MSRB outreach program for muni advisors. | Fri Aug 14 SEC's Form 13F due.

Many governments are further easing coronavirus lockdowns and travel restrictions to revive economic growth, while attempting to control any resurgence of Covid-19. Some, like Melbourne, Australia, are going in reverse as the grim reality of a prolonged pandemic remains a threat. The global death toll from Covid-19 has surpassed 700,000. A key Japanese minister warned a major new virus wave is coming.

All times are Eastern and subject to change.
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Wednesday, Aug 19
INVESTORS CMBS industry update
4 - 4:15 pm

Come when you can. Leave when you have to. Take your calls.
at the agencies
Thursday, Aug 13
A virtual compliance outreach program for municipal advisors, co-hosted by the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, will provide municipal market participants an opportunity to hear from SEC, MSRB and FINRA staff on timely regulatory and compliance matters for municipal advisors.Topics include:
  • duties and standards of conduct for municipal advisors under MSRB Rules G-42 and G-17,
  • fiduciary duty under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934,
  • the SEC’s temporary conditional exemption from broker registration for certain direct placement activities,
  • operational considerations for registered municipal advisors,
  • OCIE and FINRA examination processes and common observations, and
  • relevant SEC and FINRA enforcement actions.
Register for free on MSRB’s website. eMail questions in advance to MSRBEvents@msrb.org. Continuing professional education credit is available. The program will be archived on the SEC's Compliance Outreach Program for Municipal Advisors webpage. See the complete agenda here.

Friday, August 14
Money managers with more than $100 million of U.S. traded equities must disclose their holdings by filing the Securities and Exchange Commission’s Form 13F.
on the hill
No hearings of note.
across the globe

Governments across Europe are shuttered for the summer holidays.

Monday, Aug 10 -
Tuesday, Aug 11
China’s top legislative body, the National People’s Congress Standing Committee, continues its four-day meeting.

Wednesday, Aug 12
BASEL, Switzerland
Banks for International Settlements' Financial Stability Institute webcast on Covid-19 and expected losses.

Wednesday, Aug 12
OMFIF (Official Monetary and Financial Institutions Forum) hosts a virtual panel with IMF (International Monetary Fund) Deputy Managing Director Antoinette Sayeh for a discussion on the Fund’s response to the pandemic and the way forward.
other events
Tuesday, Aug 11 -
Wednesday, Aug 12
Perseids annual meteor shower returns, lighting up the night sky and producing as many as 60 meteors per hour. Best viewing will be from a dark location after midnight, into Wednesday.

Friday, Aug 14
U.S. retail sales are expected to continue their rebound in July. However, after a record 18.2% monthly increase in May and a 7.5% increase in June, economists are forecasting a smaller increase.
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