Financial Services Reform Webinar Series:
A Closer Look at the Dodd-Frank Act
On July 21, 2010, President Obama signed the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, the most sweeping overhaul of federal regulation of the financial services industry since the Great Depression. Weighing in at more than 2,400 pages, the Dodd-Frank Act will affect a broad spectrum of financial services activities, institutions and professionals. Additional changes are sure to come through legislative corrections, rulemaking and other regulatory action.
To help companies keep pace with the legislative and regulatory changes, Pepper Hamilton has prepared a series of webinars examining the Dodd-Frank Act's changes, and what they mean for financial services businesses and their customers.
Webinar Six - Public Finance and the Dodd-Frank Act
Tuesday, February 22, 2011
The Dodd-Frank Act has significant implications for participants in the municipal bond and municipal securities market. The Act requires SEC registration and regulation of swap and other municipal advisors, and changes the composition of the Municipal Securities Rulemaking Board (MSRB) and gives it additional regulatory authority over advisors. The Act also requires a number of studies regarding municipal securities, including a study on disclosures made by municipal issuers and to address whether the Tower Amendment, which prohibits the SEC and MSRB from directly or indirectly requiring issuers to file municipal securities documents with them before the securities are sold, should be repealed. Join our panel to learn what to expect in this new age of federal regulation of municipal finance.
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