Friday, April 13, 2012

Rep. Maxine Waters to Address NASAA's Public Policy Conference

The North American Securities Administrators Association (NASAA) has announced that Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA) will address an afternoon session of NASAA's upcoming Public Policy Conference. Waters, who represents the 35th District of California in the U.S House of Representatives, is a senior member of the House Committee on Financial Services, serving as the Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Capital Markets and Government Sponsored Enterprises. Waters is now serving her eleventh term in Congress, having been initially elected to the House in 1991.

NASAA's 2012 Public Policy Conference will be held on Monday, May 7 at the Washington Court Hotel in Washington, D.C. Conference attendees may register online on the NASAA website. Registration fees are $150.00 for federal government employees and $495.00 for representatives from the financial services industry and self regulatory organizations.

NASAA has also announced the topics and members of the conference's two panel discussions. The first panel, "The JOBS Act: Future Implications for Investors," will analyze the changes that the landmark legislation will herald, including issues that should be addressed in the implementation process and the future implications for retail investors. Moderated by NASAA Vice President and Arkansas Securities Commissioner Heath Abshure, the panel will include William K. Black, Associate Professor of Economics and Law at the University of Missouri-Kansas City; Professor Robert C. Pozen, Senior Lecturer of Business Administration at Harvard Business School; and Ann Yerger, Executive Director of the Council of Institutional Investors.

The second panel, "Social Media for Financial Professionals," will explore social media policies in today’s financial services marketplace, along with the benefits and compliance challenges that the use of these media presents. The panel will be comprised of Mitchell Bompey, Executive Director in the Legal and Compliance Division of Morgan Stanley Smith Barney; Scott Peterson, Co-founder of Relay Station Social Media LLC; and Thomas M. Selman, Executive Vice President, Regulatory Policy, of the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority. Bureau Chief Marc Minor from the New York Investor Protection Bureau will moderate the discussion.