Wednesday, July 11, 2012

NASAA Opens Registration for 95th Annual Conference

The North American Securities Administrators Association (NASAA) has now opened registration for the organization’s 95th Annual Conference, to be held at the historic Hotel del Coronado in Coronado, California from September 9-11, 2012. The conference will feature experts from the worlds of finance and investment, securities regulation, and public policy who will examine the Dodd-Frank rulemaking process, the likely effect of the JOBS Act on capital formation, and the impact that the upcoming national elections may have on financial services regulation.

During the first panel, “Occupy Regulation," securities experts and reform advocates will explore the Volcker Rule, the SEC’s long-awaited rule on fiduciary duty and the growing role of cost-benefit analysis in the Dodd-Frank rulemaking process. The second panel, “The Future Course of Capital Formation," will examine the impact of the JOBS Act on the marketplace for capital formation by discussing crowdfunding, Rule 506, Regulation D and Regulation A. The formal conference presentations will conclude with “Politics and Policy: What the Election Means for Financial Services Regulation," during which economic advisers to both parties’ candidates will discuss what is on the horizon for investors, financial regulators, and the industry.

The conference will also feature open forums sponsored by each of NASAA’s five sections (Broker-Dealer, Corporation Finance, Enforcement, Investment Adviser, and Investor Education) as well as a Joint Web CRD/IARD forum. Additionally, the conference will include a luncheon with a keynote speaker to be announced and a luncheon with a presidential address by NASAA President-elect Heath Abshure of Arkansas. Other events scheduled in conjunction with the conference include a meeting of the American Bar Association’s State Regulation of Securities Committee and the annual Paralegal Roundtable Program.

Prospective participants may view the full schedule of events and register for the conference online at Registration forms must be received prior to September 1 for pre-registration. Participants may reserve hotel accommodations with the Hotel del Coronado by calling (800) 468-3533 and providing the group code “NASAA Conference. Attendees should make their hotel reservations by August 16 in order to take advantage of the special group rate of $219 per night, plus $15 resort fee.