Week inAdvance
Monday | Jul 20, 2020
Mon Jul 20 Brexit negotiators gather for a week of talks. | Tue Jul 21 CFTC's Market Risk Advisory Committee receives status updates. | Wed Jul 22 SEC votes on rules affecting proxy advisers and shareholder proposals. | Thu Jul 23 MSRB EMMA webinar.

Many governments are cautiously easing Covid-19 lockdowns and travel restrictions to revive economic growth, while attempting to control any resurgence of the coronavirus some are going in reverse. In the U.S., Walmart, Target, and CVS will require all customers to wear masks. The U.K. government is also making masks mandatory in shops as it prepares to reopen a wider range of facilities including indoor swimming pools and gyms later this month.

All times are Eastern and subject to change.
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Wednesday, Jul 29
INVESTORS cyber security industry update
11 - 11:30 am

Wednesday, Jul 29
INVESTORS council chairs roundtable update
4 - 4:15 pm

Friday, Jul 31
INVESTORS ESGaction Council GOODbenchmarks call
1 - 2 pm

Come when you can. Leave when you have to. Take your calls.
at the agencies
Tuesday, Jul 21
COMMODITY FUTURES TRADING COMMISSION
The CFTC's Market Risk Advisory Committee will hold a public meeting via teleconference. MRAC will receive status updates from its subcommittees: Climate-Related Market Risk, CCP Risk and Governance, Market Structure, and Interest Rate Benchmark Reform. The meeting will also include discussions regarding market activity and central counterparty clearing in the early part of 2020, immediately following the onset of the Covid-19 pandemic in the U.S. See the complete agenda  here .

Wednesday, Jul 22
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION.
Vote on whether to finalize controversial revisions to rules affecting proxy advisers and shareholder proposals. A version of the plan that the SEC proposed in November would make it harder for investors to get petitions on corporate ballots. A focus of the rules is proxy advisers, firms such as Institutional Shareholder Services and Glass Lewis that are paid by mutual funds and other investors to conduct research and ultimately make recommendations on how share holders should vote their stock. See the complete agenda here .

Wednesday, Jul 22
COMMODITY FUTURES TRADING COMMISSION
Open meeting to consider
  • Final rule on capital requirements of swap dealers and major swap participants
  • Proposed rule on margin requirements for uncleared swaps for swap dealers and major swap participants

Thursday, Jul 23
COMMODITY FUTURES TRADING COMMISSION
Open meeting to consider
  • Amendment order to exempt certain multilateral trading facilities and organized trading facilities authorized within the European Union from the requirement to register with the CFTC as swap execution facilities
  • Final rule on cross-border application of the registration thresholds and certain requirements applicable to swap dealers and major swap participants

Thursday, Jul 23
MUNICIPAL SECURITIES RULEMAKING BOARD
Free educational webinar demonstrating how to use EMMA to locate recent financial disclosures and identify how many days after the issuer’s fiscal period end date they were provided to EMMA. Register here .
on the hill
Tuesday, Jul 21
SENATE BANKING, HOUSING, AND URBAN AFFAIRS
Closed hearing to vote on nominees Judy Shelton and Christopher Waller to join the Federal Reserve Board of Governors. Shelton has been the subject of concern from both Republicans and Democrats over her past support for a gold standard and her abrupt shift towards easier monetary policy. There have also been questions over whether she could be sufficiently independent from the White House.

Tuesday, Jul 21
SENATE BANKING, HOUSING, AND URBAN AFFAIRS
Remote hearing to consider the nominations of Hester Peirce and Caroline Crenshaw to be members of the Securities and Exchange Commission, and Kyle Hauptman to be member of National Credit Union Administration Board.

Wednesday, Jul 22
SENATE BANKING, HOUSING, AND URBAN AFFAIRS
Subcommittee on Economic Policy remote hearing on U.S.-China economic competition.

Thursday, Jul 23
HOUSE FINANCIAL SERVICES
Hearing on the Heroes Act and providing for a strong economic recovery from Covid-19.
across the globe
Monday, Jul 20
LONDON, U.K.
Brexit negotiators gather for a week of talks, with U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson pushing for an agreement.

Wednesday, Jul 22
BASEL, Switzerland
The Financial Stability Institute of the Bank for International Settlements webcast on Covid-19 and banks’ dividends.

Wednesday, Jul 22 -
Thursday, Jul 23
RIYADH, Saudi Arabia
G20 Digital Economy Ministers virtual meeting.

Wednesday, Jul 22 -
Thursday, Jul 23
GENEVA, Switzerland
World Trade Organization general counsel meets. News conference with Director-General Roberto Azevêdo on Thursday.
other events
Wednesday, Jul 22
WASHINGTON DC
U.S.-India Business Council holds its  annual meeting , virtually. Speakers will include Secretary of State Michael Pompeo, Indian Minister of External Affairs S. Jaishankar, and the CEOs of Lockheed Martin,  Tata Group , and AT&T.
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