Money-Market Expo 2013, being presented by iMoneyNet, an Informa company, from March 11-13 at the Hilton Orlando in Florida, allows fund providers and corporate investors to join and discuss “challenging times in the money markets” just as federal regulators consider additional reshaping of money-fund rules.
An impressive list of speakers, including regulators, industry professionals, and corporate treasurers, will address uncertainties affecting the money-market mutual fund industry, from possible regulatory actions to come this spring to the expected continuance of ultralow interest rates into at least mid-2015.
The opening day of the 15th annual edition of MMX features an Investors’ Summit keynote address, “Money-Market Funds: Lessons from Five-Plus Years,” to be delivered by Brian Reid, chief economist of the Investment Company Institute. Reid will translate lessons learned during recent years of “intensive work” on MMFs to new regulations being prepared by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.
Commissioner Troy Paredes of the Securities and Exchange Commission (“Dodd-Frank and the Future of Securities Regulation”) and Andrew Linton, executive director and head of Product Development for the J.P. Morgan Global Liquidity Group (“Headwinds & Highlights: The State of the Money-Fund Business”) are scheduled to lead off MMX-Day 2 as keynoters.
Debbie Cunningham, executive vice president, chief investment officer and senior portfolio manager at Federated Investors, begins MMX-Day 3 with a keynote presentation titled “Money-Market Matters.”
Other featured speakers scheduled to participate represent the U.S. Department of the Treasury, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, major credit-rating agencies, several government-sponsored enterprises, and the London-based Institutional Money Market Funds Association.
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