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*** Please note: This event is a rebroadcast of the LIVE event which was originally run on June 29, 2012 . A speaker will return for a live audience question and answer session.***

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: 124383
Course Fee: $149 - $249 (Regular Rate) (Please click here for details)

 

Featured Speakers for Dodd-Frank Act: Credit Rule Changes in 2012 CLE/CPE Rebroadcast :


Agenda  (click here to view more)


SEGMENT 1:
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


SEGMENT 2:
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


SEGMENT 3:
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
Director
- will be back during Q & A
                        speaker bio »»

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

Reed Smith LLP
Colleen H. McDonald
Partner
speaker bio »»



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.

Registration Information:                                                                                                                                    


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Disclaimer:
Please note, the event date is firm although it may be subject to change. Please click here for details.
The Knowledge Group, LLC is producing this event for information purposes only. We do not intend to provide or offer business advice. The contents of this event are based upon the opinions of our speakers. The Knowledge Congress does not warrant their accuracy and completeness. The statements made by them are based on their independent opinions and does not necessarily reflect that of The Knowledge Congress' views. In no event shall The Knowledge Congress be liable to any person or business entity for any special, direct, indirect, punitive, incidental or consequential damages as a result of any information gathered from this webcast.

 

 

 

 


Dodd-Frank Act: Credit Rule Changes in 2012
CLE/CPE Rebroadcast

Speaker Firms:


U.S Government Accountability Office




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.




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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