THE WEEK IN BRIEF | Tuesday 5/3 Fed to vote on rules for SIBs. ESMA market abuse regulation hearing in Paris. | Wednesday 5/4 Futures conference in Baltimore. | Thursday 5/5 INVESTORS Mortgage Securitization Council meets. Cinco de Mayo. | Friday 5/6 Rocky Mountain Securities Conference in Denver. | Saturday 5/7 142nd Kentucky Derby. | Please see below for details on these & other events.
2 May 2016
Week InAdvance
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all times ET unless noted

Thursday, May 5
Mortgage Securitization Council monthly meeting
3 - 3:30 pm
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Last Wednesday of every month
INVESTORS Monthly Members Meeting
4:30 - 5 pm
Brief updates from all Council chairs.
All INVESTORS members are invited to listen in.

3rd Wednesday of every month
CMBS Council monthly meeting
3 - 3:30 pm

1st Thursday of every month
Mortgage Securitization Council monthly meeting
3 - 3:30 pm

2nd Thursday of every month
Market Practices Council monthly meeting
11 - 11:30 am
for details...
Matthew Jones
Staff Director
mjones@association.institutionalINVESTORS.org
(202) 712-9050
at the agencies
Sunday, May 1 - 
Tuesday, May 3
FEDERAL RESERVE BANK OF ATLANTA
Cleveland Fed President Loretta Mester introduces and moderates a panel on "Unconventional Wisdom: How Will Unusual Monetary Policy Affect Market Liquidity?" at the Atlanta Fed's 21st Annual Financial Markets Conference "Getting a Grip on Liquidity: Markets, Institutions, and Central Banks" in Amelia Island, Florida.

Tuesday, May 3
BOARD OF GOVERNORS OF THE FEDERAL RESERVE SYSTEM
Open meeting to consider rule to establish Net Stable Funding Ratio (NSFR) and  restrictions on qualified financial contracts of systemically important banking organizations.

Tuesday, May 3
OFFICE OF THE COMPTROLLER OF THE CURRENCY
Public meeting of the Mutual Savings Association Advisory Committee (MSAAC)  to advise the OCC on regulatory changes or other steps the OCC may be able to take to ensure the continued health and viability of mutual savings associations and other issues of concern to mutual savings associations.

Tuesday, May 5
CONSUMER FINANCIAL PROTECTION BUREAU
A long-awaited proposal on the use of arbitration agreements in certain consumer financial services contracts is likely to be released during a field hearing in Albuquerque, NM. The rules would ban banks and other financial companies from using "free pass" arbitration clauses to block consumers from suing in groups to obtain relief. 
on the hill
House and Senate in recess.
across the globe
Tuesday, May 3
PARIS, France
European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) open hearing to discuss draft guidelines under the Market Abuse Regulation and how the rules will apply to commodity derivative markets and commodity spot markets.

Wednesday, May 4
LONDON, England
Association for Financial Markets in Europe (AFME) 9th Annual European Post-Trade Conference. Speakers include Marc Bayle, director general of market infrastructure and payments, European Central Bank.
other events
Tuesday, May 3
LOS ANGELES, Californa
CFTC Chairman Timothy Massad will be at the Milken Institute to speak on a panel about issues and trends in financial regulation. Also appearing will be the chief executive officers of several financial service firms. 

Tuesday, May 3
NEW YORK CITY
CFTC Commissioner J. Christopher Giancarlo will be part of a panel at the Consensus 2016 conference to discuss the evolving policy landscape for digital currency and blockchain technologies. Also on the panel will be former CFTC Commissioner Mark Wetjen, now a managing director at Depository Trust & Clearing Corp. responsible for leading the company's global public policy initiatives.

Tuesday, May 3
NEW YORK CITY
"ERISA Fiduciary Regulation and the Securities Laws: A comprehensive discussion of the interplay between the U.S. Department of Labor's new fiduciary rule," hosted by Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP.

Tuesday, May 3
WASHINGTON DC
Brookings Institution discussion on "How Foreign Tax Changes Affect US Businesses and the Prospects for Reform." Treasury Deputy Assistant Secretary Bob Stack to speak.

Tuesday, May 3
WASHINGTON DC
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker and Panama President Juan Carlos Varela headline the Council of the Americas' annual conference.

Wednesday, May 4 -
Friday, May 6
BALTIMORE, Maryland
Several CFTC division directors will appear at the off-the-record Futures Industry Association's "38th Annual FIA Law & Compliance Conference on the Regulation of Futures, Derivatives and OTC Products (L&C 2016)." T he heads or deputy heads of the divisions of Clearing and Risk, Swap Dealer and Intermediary Oversight (DSIO), Enforcement and Market Oversight will appear on a panel to discuss topics such as asset management, cyber-attacks,  capital and leverage, litigation, spoofing, customer protection, uncleared swaps margin, risk managers, chief compliance officers, and a CFTC proposed rule to regulate automated trading.

Wednesday, May 4
MIAMI BEACH, Florida
Stephen Luparello, the SEC's director of Division of Trading and Markets will participate in a Q&A and a panel at SIFMA's 43rd Annual Operations Conference and Exhibition. The MSRB's Municipal Operations Advisor Barbara Voute' and Executive Director Lynnette Kelly will speak.

Thursday, May 5
STANFORD, California
Four Federal Reserve presidents participate in the "International Monetary Policy and Reform in Practice" panel before the Hoover Institution's "International Monetary Stability - Past, Present, and Future" policy conference.

Friday, May 6
DENVER, Colorado
SEC Commissioner Kara Stein will give a keynote address at the Rocky Mountain Securities Conference, headlining a cast of division directors and high-ranking agency officials. The SEC's  Division of Corporation Finance Director Keith Higgins, Office of Compliance Inspections and Examinations Director Marc Wyatt and several regional office directors will also participate.  Higgins will join a panel on CorpFin rulemakings and agency policies