Monday, May 09, 2011

Conference on OTC Derivatives and the Global Financial Crisis

Fri. 20 May 2011:
Forging a New Regulatory Balance: OTC Derivatives and the Global Financial Crisis - Dublin,87212,en.html

UCD Centre for Regulation and Governance

The Global Financial Crisis (GFC) has revealed certain weaknesses in financial regulation, generating both commentary and policy responses.

Within elements of this commentary, over the counter (OTC) financial derivative instruments, in particular, have been held up as a prime example of a market warranting substantially more direct public regulatory intervention, exemplified by recent regulatory proposals emanating from the United States and the European Union. This conference will map out both the historical and emerging nature and operation of both public and private regulation in the OTC derivatives markets. This offers participants a sense of where OTC derivatives regulation has been and where it is likely to go in the future, including its capacity to cope with challenges thrown up by the GFC. This will be coupled with an emphasis on OTC equity derivatives and the particular challenges they present to traditional corporate governance paradigms.
This includes discussion both of the potential benefits of OTC equity derivatives as well as their capacity to skew incentives in the market for corporate control and facilitate a sidestepping of public disclosure rules

This conference will be relevant to lawyers, accountants and other professionals with interest and experience in financial markets.

Venue: UCD Newman House, 85/86 St Stephens Green, Dublin 2

Further Information and Booking Form:,87212,en.html

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