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Dodd-Frank Act: Credit Rule Changes in 2012
   LIVE Webcast  


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The Dodd-Frank Act will have huge impact on credit agencies and financial institutions. Companies need to be up-to-date with respect to this new guidance or suffer the consequences.

The Knowledge Group is assembling a team of experts to offer critical insights on how Dodd – Frank will affect financial and credit agencies in a two-hour live webcast.

They will discuss the following key issues:

Course Level: Intermediate
Prerequisite: None
Method Of Presentation: Group-Based-Internet
Developer: The Knowledge Group, LLC
Recommended CLE/CPE Hours: 1.75 - 2.0
Advance Preparation: Print and review course materials
Course Code: 124294
Recording Fee: $299 (Please click here for details)


Featured Speakers for Dodd-Frank Act: Credit Rule Changes in 2012 LIVE Webcast :

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A. Nicole Clowers, Director,
U.S Government Accountability Office

  • o Dodd Frank Regulations: status, regulatory analysis, and impacts
  • o Alternative Compensation Models for NRSROs: proposed models and status

Steven Goldberg, Financial Services Advisory Practice Leader, Principal,
Grant Thornton LLP

  • o Dodd Frank Implementation – evolving implementation timelines
  • o Key provisions impacting credit and risk
  • o Creating a compliance framework for implementation of changes

Colleen H. McDonald, Partner,
Reed Smith LLP

The Intersection of Credit Rating Reform and Risk Retention
  • o Status of rating agency reform
  • o Removing references to credit ratings as buying criteria for securities
  • o Specific rating agency reform proposals on the table
  • o Risk retention requirements under Dodd Frank
  • o Risk retention requirements under Reg AB II
  • o The intersection: increased disclosure by issuers and onus on investors to perform risk analysis on the disclosure: How do we mandate rating agencies to get the information we need in a process that works?

U.S Government Accountability Office
A. Nicole Clowers
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Grant Thornton LLP
Steven Goldberg
Financial Services Advisory Practice Leader, Principal
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Reed Smith LLP
Colleen H. McDonald
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Who Should Attend?

- CPAs
- Executives and Senior Officers of Banks, Thrifts, Credit Unions, and other Financial Institutions
- Financial Executives/Officers
- Financial Industry Analysts
- Attorneys and Consultants for Financial Companies
- Lawyers
- General Counsel
- NRSRO Analysts
- Credit Rating Analysts
- And other Credit Rating Professionals
- Other Related Professionals

Why Attend?

This is a must attend event for professionals seeking to understand important regulatory updates, emerging issues and best practices on the changes in Dodd-Frank rules that will affect credit agencies in 2012.

- New guidance explained by the most qualified key leaders & experts
- Hear directly from key regulators & thought leaders
- Interact directly with panel during Q&A

Enroll in this course today by clicking the "Register" button below. Significant discounts apply to early registrants. Advanced registration is advised as space is limited.

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Dodd-Frank Act: Credit Rule Changes in 2012
LIVE Webcast

Event Sponsor

Grant Thornton is the fifth largest of the major global audit, tax and advisory professional services firms, with over US$1B in revenue in the United States and approximately US$4B internationally through Grant Thornton International (GTI). Grant Thornton operates in all major regions across North and South America, Europe, Mid-East and Asia/Pacific. Our services range from financial audits, tax related services and consulting and advisory services.

In addition to the Audit and Tax practices, Grant Thornton’s Advisory practice provides a full range of additional services including Governance, Risk and Compliance, Economic Advisory, Forensic Accounting, Corporate Finance and Private Equity among others. Grant Thornton has been a leader in the industry through extensive thought leadership and speaking roles at prominent industry conferences and platforms. Grant Thornton has worked closely with our clients in responding to evolving regulatory requirements, governance challenges and implementation of the Dodd Frank financial reform law. Grant Thornton has a dedicated Financial Services practice headquartered in New York, with international offices in London and other major financial centers.

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U.S Government Accountability Office

Reed Smith is a trusted legal adviser to leading international businesses from Fortune 1000 corporations to mid market and emerging enterprises. It is a full service law firm with significant experience working with leading banks, financial institutions, investment management companies and other market participants to navigate today's complex regulatory environment, particularly as it relates the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act.


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