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Friday, September 18, 2020

  • Sep 18 Managing Climate Risk in the U.S. Financial System 10:00 AMVirtual

    Climate change poses a "slow motion" systemic threat to the stability of the U.S. financial system requiring urgent action from financial regulators, including the Federal Reserve and the Securities Exchange Commission. That is one of the findings of a recently released landmark report commissioned by the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission and put together by a panel convened about 10 months ago by CFTC Commissioner Rostin Behnam. Please join us as Commissioner Behnam discusses the report's recommendations and next steps with Duke Law professor Sarah Bloom Raskin. Professor Raskin served as Deputy Treasury Secretary from 2014 to January 20, 2017 and prior to that she served as a governor of the Federal Reserve Board. Professor Raskin has been a leading voice on the need for financial regulators to incorporate climate change into their mandates. Sponsored by the Global Financial Markets Center. Please RSVP to jean.jentilet@law.duke.edu to receive the Zoom password.

Wednesday, September 16, 2020

  • Sep 16 CANCELED - Fireside Chat with Allen Parker 12:30 PMVirtual

    The Global Financial Markets Center welcomes all to a virtual fireside chat with C. Allen Parker (T '77), senior executive vice president and general counsel of Wells Fargo, and former presiding partner at Cravath, Swaine & Moore. Sponsored by the Global Financial Markets Center. For more information, contact Lee Reiners at reiners@law.duke.edu.

Thursday, September 10, 2020

  • Sep 10 Watchdog: How Protecting Consumers Can Save Our Families, Our Economy, and Our Democracy 12:30 PMVirtual

    Hear Richard Cordray, former director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), discuss his new book, "Watchdog: How Protecting Consumers Can Save Our Families, Our Economy, and Our Democracy." Growing problems in the increasingly one-sided finance markets blew up the economy in 2008. In the aftermath, Congress created the CFPB. Sharing the stories of individual consumers, Watchdog shows how the Bureau quickly became a powerful force for good, suing big banks for cheating or deceiving consumers, putting limits on predatory lenders, simplifying mortgage paperwork, and stepping in to help solve problems raised by individual consumers. Cordray will also discuss recent developments, including the Supreme Court's Seila Law decision, as well as what consumer protection may look like under a Biden administration. Sponsored by the Global Financial Markets Center. Please RSVP to jean.jentilet@law.duke.edu to receive the Zoom password.

Wednesday, July 29, 2020

  • Jul 29 How Financial Institutions Can Help America Heal 12:30 PMVirtual

    Rodney Hood is the first African-American to lead a federal banking regulatory agency, the National Credit Union Administration-the independent agency that oversees the nation's federally insured credit unions. Since entering the role last year, Chairman Hood has focused on building and reinforcing places that have fallen behind, often in areas where opportunity is limited, like hard-pressed urban neighborhoods and rural communities fighting decline. Join us as Mr. Hood offers his thoughts on how financial regulators can make inclusion a major priority in the financial industry and what financial institutions can do to promote financial inclusion and opportunities in underserved communities. Chairman Hood will also offer his perspective on the health of America's financial institutions given the ongoing pandemic. Sponsored by the Global Financial Markets Center. Please RSVP to jean.jentilet@law.duke.edu to receive the Zoom password.

Tuesday, July 21, 2020

  • Jul 21 Minority Depository Institutions and Inclusive Lending 12:30 PMVirtual

    In 1989, Congress recognized the importance of preserving and promoting Minority Depository Institutions (MDIs) for their role in promoting economic prosperity in the historically marginalized communities they serve. Unfortunately, the pandemic threatens to set back the critical policy goal of promoting credit and financial opportunity in these communities. Please join us to hear more about the role of MDIs and the challenges they face from James Sills, CEO and President of M&F Bank in Durham. M&F was founded in 1907 by a group of nine successful businessmen in Durham in a thriving district that came to be known as Black Wall Street. Today M&F Bank is a $265 million asset state-chartered bank with over 70 employees and serving the five largest urban markets in North Carolina: Charlotte, Durham, Greensboro, Winston Salem and Raleigh. Sponsored by the Global Financial Markets Center. Please RSVP to jean.jentilet@law.duke.edu to receive the Zoom password.

Monday, June 8, 2020

  • Jun 8 The Fiscal Policy Response to COVID-19 10:00 AMVirtual

    The coronavirus pandemic has upended American capitalism and forced the federal government to spend unprecedented sums of money to support struggling consumers and businesses. Thus far, Congress has enacted four separate pieces of legislation, costing approximately $2.4 trillion, with many arguing that more is needed to prevent Great Depression levels of unemployment and reduced economic activity. Please join us via Zoom to hear the Global Financial Markets Center's executive director, Lee Reiners, speak with Vanguard's global chief economist, Joe Davis, about the efficacy of the fiscal policy response to date and what more can, and should, be done. Sponsored by the Global Financial Markets Center. Please RSVP to jean.jentilet@law.duke.edu to receive the Zoom password.

Monday, April 6, 2020

  • Apr 6 POSTPONED - Watchdog: How Protecting Consumers Can Save Our Families, Our Economy, and Our Democracy 12:30 PMLaw School 3041

    Hear Richard Cordray, former director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), discuss his new book, "Watchdog: How Protecting Consumers Can Save Our Families, Our Economy, and Our Democracy." Growing problems in the increasingly one-sided finance markets blew up the economy in 2008. In the aftermath, Congress created the CFPB. Sharing the stories of individual consumers, Watchdog shows how the Bureau quickly became a powerful force for good, suing big banks for cheating or deceiving consumers, putting limits on predatory lenders, simplifying mortgage paperwork, and stepping in to help solve problems raised by individual consumers. It tells a hopeful story of how our system can be reformed by putting government back on the side of the people, to strengthen our families, safeguard the marketplace, and establish a new baseline of fairness in our society. Lunch will be served. Sponsored by the Global Financial Markets Center. For more information, contact reiners@law.duke.edu.

  • Apr 6 VIRTUAL - The Coronavirus and the Federal Reserve 12:30 PMOnline

    The coronavirus pandemic has upended American capitalism and forced the Federal Reserve (Fed) and central banks around the word to take drastic steps to keep money flowing throughout the financial system. The Fed has dusted off its 2007-09 financial crisis playbook and expanded it with unprecedented lending facilities that target corporate America directly. What is the purpose of these programs, how do they work, and what tools remain in the Federal Reserve's toolbox to help aid the economy during these unprecedented times? Please join us via Zoom to hear the answers to these questions. Featured speakers include former Deputy Treasury Secretary and Federal Reserve Board Governor, Sarah Bloom Raskin; Global Financial Markets Center faculty director, Lawrence Baxter, and Global Financial Markets Center executive director, Lee Reiners. Please RSVP to jean.jentilet@law.duke.edu to receive the Zoom password. Sponsored by the Global Financial Markets Center.

Wednesday, February 19, 2020

  • Feb 19 New Monetary Policy Frameworks: Why Now? 4:30 PMPerkins Library, Korman Assembly Room, 217

    With global interest rates close to zero, high debt levels, and a rise in geopolitical risks, economists, central banks, regulators, and policymakers are debating about what type of monetary, fiscal, and structural policies will be needed to support economic growth and respond to the next economic downturns. This panel will discuss some recent proposals in terms of new macro policy frameworks, including close coordination between monetary and fiscal policies in the United States and European Union. Panelists include: Tom Barkin, President and CEO of the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond; Sarah Bloom Raskin, Former Deputy Secretary, U.S. Department of the Treasury & Governor of the Federal Reserve Board and Rubenstein Fellow, Duke University; Aurel Schubert, Former Director-General, Statistics Department, European Central Bank. Discussants include Giovanni Zanalda, Duke University and Lawrence G. Baxter, Duke University. This event is organized by the Duke University Center for International and Global Studies, the Global Financial Markets Center at Duke Law, and the Department of Economics. For more information, please contact Meredith Watkins
    meredith.watkins363@duke.edu.

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  • Feb 19 New Monetary Policy Frameworks: Why Now? 4:30 PMPerkins Library, Korman Assembly Room, 217

    With global interest rates close to zero, high debt levels, and a rise in geopolitical risks, economists, central banks, regulators, and policymakers are debating about what type of monetary, fiscal, and structural policies will be needed to support economic growth and respond to the next economic downturns.

    This panel will discuss some recent proposals in terms of new macro policy frameworks, including close coordination between monetary and fiscal policies in the United States and European Union.

    Panelists:
    - Tom Barkin, President and CEO of the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond
    - Sarah Bloom Raskin, Former Deputy Secretary, U.S. Department of the Treasury & Governor of the Federal Reserve Board; Rubenstein Fellow, Duke University
    - Aurel Schubert, Former Director-General, Statistics Department, European Central Bank

    Discussants:
    - Giovanni Zanalda, Duke University
    - Lawrence G. Baxter, Duke University

    This event is organized by the Duke University Center for International and Global Studies, the Global Financial Markets Center at Duke Law, and the Department of Economics.

Tuesday, February 18, 2020

  • Feb 18 American Bonds: How Credit Markets Shaped a Nation 12:30 PMLaw School 3043

    Please join us as we hear from Sarah Quinn, author of the new book: "American Bonds: How Credit Markets Shaped a Nation." Dr. Quinn will discuss how since the Westward expansion, the U.S. government has used financial markets to manage America's complex social divides, and politicians and officials across the political spectrum have turned to land sales, home ownership, and credit to provide economic opportunity without the appearance of market intervention or direct wealth redistribution. Sarah L. Quinn is associate professor of sociology at the University of Washington. Lunch will be provided. Sponsored by the Global Financial Markets Center. For more information contact reiners@law.duke.edu.

Monday, February 10, 2020

  • Feb 10 John Hervey Wheeler, Black Banking, and the Economic Struggle for Civil Rights 12:30 PMLaw School 3041

    Hear Brandon Winford discuss his new book, John Hervey Wheeler, Black Banking, and the Economic Struggle for Civil Rights. Wheeler was one of the civil rights movement's most influential leaders. In articulating a bold vision of regional prosperity grounded in full citizenship and economic power for African Americans, this banker, lawyer, and visionary played a leading role in the fight for racial and economic equality throughout North Carolina. Wheeler began his career as a teller at Mechanics and Farmers Bank and rose to become bank president. In 1961, President Kennedy appointed Wheeler to the President's Committee on Equal Employment Opportunity, a position in which he championed equal rights for African Americans. Dr. Winford is assistant professor of history at the University of Tennessee. He's a historian of the 19th and 20th century U.S. and African American history. Lunch provided. Sponsored by the Global Financial Markets Center. Email reiners@law.duke.edu with questions.

Friday, February 7, 2020

  • Feb 7 Finance in Big Law 1:00 PMLaw School 3043

    Many Duke Law graduates go on to careers in the financial services industry. During their careers, these lawyers will encounter myriad financial products with varying degrees of complexity. Those demonstrating an understanding of the mechanics, pricing, and risk of various financial products will be in a better position to succeed and advance their career. This session is an extension of the Financial Markets Bootcamp and will be dedicated to exploring the practice of finance within Big Law. This session will be taught by attorneys from Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP. Students do not need to attend the previous financial markets bootcamp sessions to gain value from "Finance in Big Law." Sponsored by Paul, Weiss and the Global Financial Markets Center. Refreshments will be served immediately following this session sponsored by Paul, Weiss; all are welcome to attend. For more information, please contact reiners@law.duke.edu, or RSVP at https://duke.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_cvy19xld2qFpBUF

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Friday, January 31, 2020

  • Jan 31 Financial Markets Bootcamp 1:00 PMLaw School 3043

    Many Duke Law graduates go on to careers in the financial services industry. During their careers, these lawyers will encounter myriad financial products with varying degrees of complexity. Those demonstrating an understanding of the mechanics, pricing, and risk of various financial products will be in a better position to succeed and advance their career. This bootcamp - free of charge - will provide students with an overview of fixed income and equity markets and the products that trade in them. Students will not be expected to have any previous experience in these areas, although those students who have taken one or more of Duke Law's finance/banking courses may get more out of the bootcamp. The bootcamp will be held on 1/17, 1/24, and 1/31 from 1 - 3:30 pm. There will be an additional session on 2/7 that will focus on finance in big law. Sponsored by Paul, Weiss and the Global Financial Markets Center. For more information, please contact reiners@law.duke.edu, or RSVP at https://duke.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_cvy19xld2qFpBUF

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Monday, January 27, 2020

  • Jan 27 The Code of Capital: How the Law Creates Wealth and Inequality 12:30 PMLaw School 3041

    Please join us to hear Katharina Pistor discuss her new book, The Code of Capital: How the Law Creates Wealth and Inequality. The book is a major intervention about the nature of modern capitalism. Pistor argues for the central role of the law in shaping the distribution of wealth and makes a compelling case that it is law that creates capital itself. Katharina Pistor is the Edwin B. Parker Professor of Comparative Law at Columbia Law School and director of the Law School's Center on Global Legal Transformation. Her work spans comparative law and corporate governance, law and finance, and law and development. She is the co-recipient of the Max Planck Research Award (2012) and a member of the Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Science. Lunch will be served. Sponsored by the Global Financial Markets Center. For more information, contact reiners@law.duke.edu.

Friday, January 24, 2020

  • Jan 24 Financial Markets Bootcamp 1:00 PMLaw School 3043

    Many Duke Law graduates go on to careers in the financial services industry. During their careers, these lawyers will encounter myriad financial products with varying degrees of complexity. Those demonstrating an understanding of the mechanics, pricing, and risk of various financial products will be in a better position to succeed and advance their career. This bootcamp - free of charge - will provide students with an overview of fixed income and equity markets and the products that trade in them. Students will not be expected to have any previous experience in these areas, although those students who have taken one or more of Duke Law's finance/banking courses may get more out of the bootcamp. The bootcamp will be held on 1/17, 1/24, and 1/31 from 1 - 3:30 pm. There will be an additional session on 2/7 that will focus on finance in big law. Sponsored by Paul, Weiss and the Global Financial Markets Center. For more information, please contact reiners@law.duke.edu, or RSVP at https://duke.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_cvy19xld2qFpBUF

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Thursday, January 23, 2020

  • Jan 23 Current Issues Confronting Big Bank General Counsels 8:30 AMNew York N.Y.

    Over ten years removed from the Global Financial Crisis, major reforms, such as the 2010 Dodd-Frank Act, have been fully implemented by U.S. banks. However, a new set of challenges now confront in-house counsel at large financial institutions. Gain valuable insight into these challenges, with a focus on the in-house counsel's perspective. Featuring: Lawrence G. Baxter, Global Financial Markets Center Faculty Director; Stacey Friedman, J.D.'97, Executive VP and General Counsel for JPMorgan Chase & Co.; Gary G. Lynch J.D.'75, Former General Counsel and Vice Chairman of Bank of America and Morgan Stanley; and Robert J. Johnson, Jr., Senior Executive Vice President, General Counsel, Secretary and Chief Corporate Governance Officer, BB&T - The event will be held at Davis Polk. Address: 50 Lexington Avenue (between E. 44th & 45th Streets), New York, NY. Sponsored by the Global Financial Markets Center. RSVP at https://rsvp.duke.edu/events/global-financial-markets-center-current-iss...

Friday, January 17, 2020

  • Jan 17 Financial Markets Bootcamp 1:00 PMLaw School 3043

    Many Duke Law graduates go on to careers in the financial services industry. During their careers, these lawyers will encounter myriad financial products with varying degrees of complexity. Those demonstrating an understanding of the mechanics, pricing, and risk of various financial products will be in a better position to succeed and advance their career. This bootcamp - free of charge - will provide students with an overview of fixed income and equity markets and the products that trade in them. Students will not be expected to have any previous experience in these areas, although those students who have taken one or more of Duke Law's finance/banking courses may get more out of the bootcamp. The bootcamp will be held on 1/17, 1/24, and 1/31 from 1 - 3:30 pm. There will be an additional session on 2/7 that will focus on finance in big law. Sponsored by Paul, Weiss and the Global Financial Markets Center. For more information, please contact reiners@law.duke.edu, or RSVP at https://duke.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_cvy19xld2qFpBUF

Thursday, November 7, 2019

  • Nov 7 A View from Basel: Cross-Border Financial Regulation in the Post-Crisis Era 12:30 PMLaw School 4047

    Please join us as we hear from Bill Coen, who just completed a five year stint as Secretary General of the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision (BCBS). The BCBS is the global standard setter for the prudential regulation of banks and provides a forum for regular cooperation on banking supervisory matters. Its 45 members comprise central bankers and banking supervisors from 28 jurisdictions. As Secretary General, Bill led the effort to develop and define the BCBS's strategy, taking account of the varying jurisdictional views on banking supervisory and regulatory matters, with the ultimate objective of reaching consensus on global guidelines, standards and best practices. In this role, and throughout his 20 year career at the BCBS, Bill played a leading role in reshaping the regulation of the global financial system. Lunch will be provided. Sponsored by the Global Financial Markets Center. For more information contact Lee Reiners at reiners@law.duke.edu.

Tuesday, October 29, 2019

  • Oct 29 The Impact of Climate Change on Financial Stability 12:30 PMLaw School 3041

    Join us as Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) Commissioner, Rostin Behnam, and former Deputy Treasury Secretary, Sarah Bloom Raskin, discuss the risks that climate change poses to the stability of our financial system. Since joining the CFTC, Commissioner Behnam has advocated that the CFTC utilize its authority and expertise to ensure the derivatives markets innovate responsibly within an appropriate oversight framework. He recently led the CFTC's effort to establish the Climate-Related Market Risk Subcommittee. The subcommittee will identify and examine climate change-related financial and market risks; which some argue are comparable to those posed by the 2008 mortgage meltdown. Governor Raskin served as Deputy Treasury Secretary from 2014 to January 20, 2017. Previously, she served as a governor of the Federal Reserve Board and is currently a Rubenstein Fellow at Duke. Sponsored by the Global Financial Markets Center. Lunch will be served. For more information, contact Lee Reiners at reiners@law.duke.edu.

Friday, October 4, 2019

  • Oct 4 The Promise and Peril of Facebook's New Cryptocurrency- Santiago, Chile 1:00 PMSee description

    On Friday, October 4, Duke professor Lee Reiners, who also directs the Law School's Global Financial Markets Center, will speak on "The Promise and Peril of Facebook's New Cryptocurrency". Duke Law alumni and interested applicants are invited to join Associate Dean Jennifer D'Arcy Maher for this lecture. Location: 2do piso Facultad de Derecho UC, Av. Libertador Bernardo O'Higgins 340, Santiago de Chile. For additional information and to RSVP, please contact Isik Cotten at isik.cotten@law.duke.edu.

Wednesday, April 3, 2019

  • Apr 3 The Use of Commercial Trusts as Financial Vehicles in China 4:30 PMLaw School 3041

    Please join us as we hear Lingyun Gao discuss the legal issues associated with the increasing use of commercial trusts as financial vehicles in China and the difficulties that Chinese courts are facing in resolving these issues. Ms. Gao is Professor of Law at Fudan University School of Law in Shanghai and a Senior Global Research Fellow at NYU School of Law. Her research, teaching, and publication areas include international business law and comparative trust law, especially on how to regulate and develop commercial trusts and how to promote private trusts in China. Sponsored by the Global Financial Markets Center. For more information, please contact Courtney Smith at Courtney.smith@law.duke.edu.

Wednesday, March 20, 2019

  • Mar 20 Ten Years from the Bottom: A Reflection on the Financial Crisis and its Lasting Impact 9:00 AMFuqua School of Business Geneen Auditorium

    Many of today's students were too young to be impacted by the financial crisis directly; to them, the crisis is but a faint memory. Considering the stock market has recovered all its losses and then some, students may fairly wonder why the crisis is so important and worthy of study. But the effects of the crisis remain everywhere around us. Therefore, we will be hosting a one-day conference on March 20th that will invite scholars and prominent professionals to campus to reflect upon the impact of the crisis across multiple dimensions. The conference will be capped by a conversation between David Rubenstein, co-founder and co-executive chairman of The Carlyle Group and Alan Schwartz, executive chairman of Guggenheim Partners LLC and former CEO of Bear Stearns. Check out the conference website for more info and to RSVP: https://sites.law.duke.edu/tenyears/. Sponsored by the Global Financial Markets Center. For more information, please contact Professor Reiners at reiners@law.duke.edu.

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Tuesday, February 26, 2019

  • Feb 26 The Secret to Combat Income Inequality without Raising Taxes: Real Time Payments 12:30 PMLaw School 3043

    Most of us rarely think about how we pay for goods and services. For millions of working families, America's slow and antiquated payment system costs billions through check cashers, pay day lenders, and bank overdraft fees. America's payment system is among the slowest in the world for major economies. Recognizing the need to improve, the Federal Reserve (Fed) recently requested thoughts on how to upgrade America's payment system to operate in real time. Please join us as we hear from Aaron Klein on how the payment system contributes to income inequality and what to do about it. Klein is a fellow in Economic Studies and policy director of the Center on Regulation and Markets at the Brookings Institution. He focuses on financial regulation and technology, macroeconomics, and infrastructure finance and policy. Lunch to be provided. Sponsored by the Global Financial Markets Center. For more information, please contact Lee Reiners at reiners@law.duke.edu.

Tuesday, February 12, 2019

  • Feb 12 Dan Ariely: Quantifying Human Motivation for Better Outcomes and Better Investments 5:30 PMFuqua School of Business Geneen Auditorium

    Despite our intentions, why do we so often fail to act in our own best interest? Why do we promise to skip the chocolate cake, only to find ourselves drooling our way into temptation when the dessert tray rolls around? Why do we overvalue things that we've worked to put together? What are the forces that influence our behavior? Dan Ariely, James B. Duke Professor of Psychology & Behavioral Economics and founder of The Center for Advanced Hindsight, is dedicated to answering these questions to help people live more sensible - if not rational - lives. In this talk, Ariely will discuss methods for increasing and measuring human motivation for better investing outcomes. Sponsored by the Finance Club at the Fuqua School of Business and the Global Financial Markets Center at Duke Law. For more information, please contact Lee Reiners at reiners@law.duke.edu.

Friday, February 8, 2019

  • Feb 8 Financial Markets Bootcamp 1:00 PMLaw School 3043

    Many Duke Law graduates go on to careers in the financial services industry. During their careers, these lawyers will encounter myriad financial products with varying degrees of complexity. Those demonstrating an understanding of the mechanics, pricing, and risk of various financial products will be in a better position to succeed and advance their career than many of their peers. This bootcamp - free of charge to students - will provide students with an overview of fixed income and equity markets and the products that trade in them. Students will not be expected to have any previous experience in these areas, although those students who have taken one or more of Duke Law's finance/banking courses may get more out of the bootcamp. The bootcamp will be held on 1/18, 1/25, and 2/1 from 1 - 3:30 pm. Sponsored by Global Financial Markets Center. For more information, please contact Lee Reiners at reiners@law.duke.edu, or RSVP at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/CNZDV9S.

Friday, February 1, 2019

  • Feb 1 Financial Markets Bootcamp 1:00 PMLaw School 3043

    Many Duke Law graduates go on to careers in the financial services industry. During their careers, these lawyers will encounter myriad financial products with varying degrees of complexity. Those demonstrating an understanding of the mechanics, pricing, and risk of various financial products will be in a better position to succeed and advance their career than many of their peers. This bootcamp - free of charge to students - will provide students with an overview of fixed income and equity markets and the products that trade in them. Students will not be expected to have any previous experience in these areas. The bootcamp will be held on 1/25, 2/1, and 2/8 from 1 - 3:30 pm and will be taught by Eads Professor Emma Rasiel, Teaching Director of the Duke Financial Economics Center. Sponsored by Global Financial Markets Center. For more information, please contact Lee Reiners at reiners@law.duke.edu, or RSVP at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/CDPFP2C.

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Friday, January 25, 2019

  • Jan 25 Financial Markets Bootcamp 1:00 PMLaw School 3043

    Many Duke Law graduates go on to careers in the financial services industry. During their careers, these lawyers will encounter myriad financial products with varying degrees of complexity. Those demonstrating an understanding of the mechanics, pricing, and risk of various financial products will be in a better position to succeed and advance their career than many of their peers. This bootcamp - free of charge to students - will provide students with an overview of fixed income and equity markets and the products that trade in them. Students will not be expected to have any previous experience in these areas, although those students who have taken one or more of Duke Law's finance/banking courses may get more out of the bootcamp. The bootcamp will be held on 1/25, 2/1, and 2/8 from 1 - 3:30 pm. Sponsored by Global Financial Markets Center. For more information, please contact Lee Reiners at reiners@law.duke.edu, or RSVP at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/CDPFP2C.

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Thursday, November 29, 2018

  • Nov 29 Insurance - Its Impact and Regulation 3:35 PMLaw School 3041

    Insurance cuts across virtually every aspect of life and legal practice. Come hear from Richard Hsia, one of the nation's leading insurance-law experts, as he discusses the fundamentals of insuring against risk and provides an overview of insurance law and regulation. Mr. Hsia is the former Deputy Superintendent of Insurance for the State of New York, where he played key roles in state, interstate, and international insurance and regulatory initiatives. Thereafter, he was the executive vice president, general counsel, and creative director of a leading insurance and risk-management firm, focusing on managing, financing, and insuring risk for the public, private, and nonprofit sectors. A David Rockefeller Fellow and member of the Foreign Policy Association and the New York Academy of Sciences, Mr. Hsia served on the New York City World Trade Center Insurance Task Force in the aftermath of 9/11. Sponsored by the Global Financial Markets Center. For more information, please contact Courtney Smith at courtney.smith@law.duke.edu.

Wednesday, October 24, 2018

  • Oct 24 Book Talk: "Bad Blood" by Author John Carreyrou 5:00 PMFuqua School of Business-McClendon Auditorium

    Duke alum John Carreyrou, two-time Pulitzer Prize Winning investigative reporter for the Wall Street Journal, will discuss and sign his bestselling book about the rise and fall of the blood-testing firm Theranos. It's a fascinating tale of Silicon Valley ambition and deceit - and the great journalism that uncovered the truth. The Regulator bookstore will be present to sell copies of the book on site. Sponsored by DeWitt Wallace Center for Media & Democracy and the Global Financial Markets Center. For more information, please contact Courtney Smith at courtney.smith@law.duke.edu.

Tuesday, September 25, 2018

  • Sep 25 "Borrowed Time: Citibank, Moral Hazard, and the Too Big to Fail Myth" 12:30 PMLaw School 4047

    During the 2008 financial crisis, Citigroup was presented as the victim of events beyond its control - larger financial panic, unforeseen economic disruptions, and a perfect storm of credit expansion, private greed, and public incompetence. To save the economy and keep the bank afloat, the government provided huge infusions of cash through multiple bailouts that angered the American public. But, as financial experts James Freeman and Vern McKinley reveal, the 2008 crisis was just one of many disasters Citi has experienced since its founding more than 200 years ago. In Borrowed Time, they reveal Citi's history of instability and government support. Join us as we hear from Mr. Freeman and Mr. McKinley, JD, who will discuss insights from their book and offer students a chance to learn how prepared the federal government is for the next financial crisis. Lunch will be provided. Sponsored by the Global Financial Markets Center. For more information, contact reiners@law.duke.edu.

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

  • Sep 12 The Fed and Lehman Brothers 12:30 PMLaw School 3043

    The bankruptcy of Lehman Brothers was the pivotal event of the 2008 financial crisis. Ever since the bankruptcy, there's been heated debate about why the Federal Reserve did not rescue Lehman in the same way it rescued other financial institutions. The Fed's leaders strongly asserted that they lacked the legal authority to save Lehman because it did not have adequate collateral for the loan it needed to survive. In his new book, "The Fed and Lehman Brothers", Laurence Ball argues that the official narrative of the crisis is wrong; the Fed could have rescued Lehman but chose not to because of political pressures and an underestimation of the damage the bankruptcy would do to the economy. Join us as we hear from Mr. Ball, a professor of economics at Johns Hopkins, who will discuss insights from his book. Lunch will be provided. Sponsored by the Global Financial Markets Center. For more information, please contact Lee Reiners at reiners@law.duke.edu.

Monday, April 16, 2018

  • Apr 16 A Conversation with Brian Quintenz, Commissioner of the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission 12:30 PMLaw School 4045

    Please join us as we hear from Brian Quintenz, a Commissioner of the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission. Commissioner Quintenz chairs the CFTC's Technology Advisory Committee and has played a key role in the Commission's response to the latest developments in financial technology, particularly blockchain and cryptocurrencies. Lunch will be provided. Sponsored by the Global Financial Markets Center. For more information, contact Lee Reiners at reiners@law.duke.edu.

Thursday, February 22, 2018

  • Feb 22 The SEC's Consolidated Audit Trail: A Primer 12:30 PMLaw School 4045

    On May 6, 2010, the Dow Jones Industrial Average dropped 9% in mere minutes - the biggest intraday drop in the Index's history. This "Flash Crash", opened the eyes of regulators to the reality that they had little insight into who was doing what in the trading markets. In fact, it took four and a half months for the regulators to publish a report as to why the crash occurred. Realizing its inability to provide answers, the SEC proposed the Consolidated Audit Trail (CAT) soon after the crash. After seven years in development and implementation, the exchanges are on the verge of starting to report information to the system that has been developed. Join us as Robert Walley from Deloitte and Tyler Gellasch from Healthy Markets, discuss the CAT's development and ongoing controversies. Lunch will be provided. Sponsored by the Global Financial Markets Center. For more information contact reiners@law.duke.edu.

Friday, February 9, 2018

  • Feb 9 Financial Markets Bootcamp Session 3 1:00 PMLaw School 4042

    Many Duke Law graduates go on to careers in the financial services industry. During their careers, these lawyers will encounter myriad financial products with varying degrees of complexity. Those demonstrating an understanding of the mechanics, pricing, and risk of various financial products will be in a better position to succeed and advance their career than many of their peers. This bootcamp - free of charge to students - will provide students with an overview of fixed income and equity markets and the products that trade in them. Students will not be expected to have any previous experience in these areas, although those students who have taken one or more of Duke Law's finance/banking courses may get more out of the bootcamp. The bootcamp will be held on 1/26, 2/2, and 2/9 from 1 - 3:30 pm. Sponsored by Global Financial Markets Center. For more information, please contact Lee Reiners at reiners@law.duke.edu, or RSVP at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/CNZDV9S.

    http://www.surveymonkey.com/r/CNZDV9S

Friday, February 2, 2018

  • Feb 2 Financial Markets Bootcamp Session 2 1:00 PMLaw School 4042

    Many Duke Law graduates go on to careers in the financial services industry. During their careers, these lawyers will encounter myriad financial products with varying degrees of complexity. Those demonstrating an understanding of the mechanics, pricing, and risk of various financial products will be in a better position to succeed and advance their career than many of their peers. This bootcamp - free of charge to students - will provide students with an overview of fixed income and equity markets and the products that trade in them. Students will not be expected to have any previous experience in these areas, although those students who have taken one or more of Duke Law's finance/banking courses may get more out of the bootcamp. The bootcamp will be held on 1/26, 2/2, and 2/9 from 1 - 3:30 pm. Sponsored by Global Financial Markets Center. For more information, please contact Lee Reiners at reiners@law.duke.edu, or RSVP at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/CNZDV9S.

    http://www.surveymonkey.com/r/CNZDV9S

Friday, January 26, 2018

  • Jan 26 Financial Markets Bootcamp Session 1 1:00 PMLaw School 4042

    Many Duke Law graduates go on to careers in the financial services industry. During their careers, these lawyers will encounter myriad financial products with varying degrees of complexity. Those demonstrating an understanding of the mechanics, pricing, and risk of various financial products will be in a better position to succeed and advance their career than many of their peers. This bootcamp - free of charge to students - will provide students with an overview of fixed income and equity markets and the products that trade in them. Students will not be expected to have any previous experience in these areas, although those students who have taken one or more of Duke Law's finance/banking courses may get more out of the bootcamp. The bootcamp will be held on 1/26, 2/2, and 2/9 from 1 - 3:30 pm. Sponsored by Global Financial Markets Center. For more information, please contact Lee Reiners at reiners@law.duke.edu, or RSVP at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/CNZDV9S.

    http://www.surveymonkey.com/r/CNZDV9S

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

  • Oct 25 A Conversation on Financial Regulation with Barney Frank and Sarah Bloom Raskin 12:30 PMLaw School 3043

    Please join us for a conversation with former Democratic Congressman Barney Frank and former Deputy Treasury Secretary, Sarah Bloom Raskin. Chairman Frank previously served as a member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Massachusetts from 1981 to 2013. He served as chairman of the House Financial Services Committee (2007-2011) and was a leading co-sponsor of the 2010 Dodd-Frank Act. Governor Raskin served as Deputy Treasury Secretary from 2014 to January 20, 2017. Previously, she served as a governor of the Federal Reserve Board from 2010 to 2014 and is currently a Rubenstein Fellow at Duke. Chairman Frank and Governor Raskin will be discussing their thoughts on the current state of financial regulation and how the finance industry has evolved post financial crisis. Co-sponsored by the Global Financial Markets Center and Rethinking Regulation. Pizza will be served. For more information, contact Lee Reiners at reiners@law.duke.edu.

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

  • Oct 4 "Abacus: Small Enough to Jail" Viewing and Panel Discussion 5:15 PMLaw School 3037

    Join us for a screening of the critically acclaimed documentary film, "Abacus: Small Enough to Jail." The film tells the incredible saga of the Chinese immigrant Sung family, owners of Abacus Federal Savings of Chinatown, New York. Accused of mortgage fraud by Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus R. Vance, Jr., Abacus becomes the only U.S. bank to face criminal charges in the wake of the 2008 financial crisis. The indictment and subsequent trial forces the Sung family to defend themselves - and their bank's legacy in the Chinatown community - over the course of a five-year legal battle. Stick around after the film for a panel discussion featuring Duke Law professors Sam Buell, Jim Cox, and Lawrence Baxter. Food and refreshments will be available. Sponsored by the Global Financial Markets Center. For more information, please contact Lee Reiners at reiners@law.duke.edu.

Sunday, October 1, 2017

  • Oct 1 BlockHack 2017 9:00 AMLaw School 3041

    Blockchain technology is growing into an integral part of the Internet's evolution. At its most basic level, blockchain is a publicly verifiable distributed-ledger of records. But this technology has the power to eliminate the need for transaction intermediaries such as banks. By providing a completely secure way to engage in commerce, blockchain technology is an innovative platform fueling the growth of global economies. BlockHack 2017 is centered on ways to integrate blockchain in both public and private sectors. This hackathon will allow promising young techies to work together while applying blockchain towards some of the world's biggest problems. To view the full agenda and to register, please visit: http://joinlincoln.org/events/2017/blockhack. Sponsored by the Duke Center on Law & Technology. For more information, please contact Jeff Ward at ward@law.duke.edu, Lee Reiners with the Global Financial Markets Center at reiners@law.duke.edu or John Fallone with The Lincoln Network at john@joinlincoln.org.

    http://joinlincoln.org/events/2017/blockhack

Saturday, September 30, 2017

  • Sep 30 BlockHack 2017 9:00 AMLaw School 3041

    Blockchain technology is growing into an integral part of the Internet's evolution. At its most basic level, blockchain is a publicly verifiable distributed-ledger of records. But this technology has the power to eliminate the need for transaction intermediaries such as banks. By providing a completely secure way to engage in commerce, blockchain technology is an innovative platform fueling the growth of global economies. BlockHack 2017 is centered on ways to integrate blockchain in both public and private sectors. This hackathon will allow promising young techies to work together while applying blockchain towards some of the world's biggest problems. To view the full agenda and to register, please visit: http://joinlincoln.org/events/2017/blockhack. Sponsored by the Duke Center on Law & Technology. For more information, please contact Jeff Ward at ward@law.duke.edu, Lee Reiners with the Global Financial Markets Center at reiners@law.duke.edu or John Fallone with The Lincoln Network at john@joinlincoln.org.

    http://joinlincoln.org/events/2017/blockhack

Friday, September 29, 2017

  • Sep 29 BlockHack 2017 4:00 PMThe Bullpen at Duke Innovation and Entrepreneurship Initiative

    Blockchain technology is growing into an integral part of the Internet's evolution. At its most basic level, blockchain is a publicly verifiable distributed-ledger of records. But this technology has the power to eliminate the need for transaction intermediaries such as banks. By providing a completely secure way to engage in commerce, blockchain technology is an innovative platform fueling the growth of global economies. We will have panel discussions on blockchain implications ranging from finance to IoT to civic engagement. BlockHack 2017 is centered on ways to integrate blockchain in both public and private sectors. This hackathon will allow promising young techies to work together while applying blockchain towards some of the world's biggest problems. To view the full agenda and to register, please visit: http://joinlincoln.org/events/2017/blockhack. Sponsored by the Duke Center on Law & Technology. For more information, please contact Jeff Ward at ward@law.duke.edu, Lee Reiners with the Global Financial Markets Center at reiners@law.duke.edu or John Fallone with The Lincoln Network at john@joinlincoln.org.

    http://joinlincoln.org/events/2017/blockhack

Friday, June 16, 2017

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

  • May 10 Financial Regulation: A View from the Fed and Treasury 12:00 PMLaw School 4042

    Please join us as we hear from Sarah Bloom Raskin who will be discussing insights gained from her career at the pinnacle of financial policy making. From March 2014 through January 2017, Ms. Raskin was Deputy Secretary of the U.S. Department of the Treasury. Prior to this, Ms. Raskin served as a Governor of the Federal Reserve Board, where she conducted the nation's monetary policy, regulated banking institutions, monitored threats to financial stability, oversaw compliance and community development, and engaged in oversight of the nation's payment systems. Ms. Raskin will discuss the government's response to the financial crisis and the merits of potential changes to Dodd-Frank currently under consideration. Ms. Raskin will also discuss critical issues that rose to the fore during her time at Treasury, including cybersecurity and the student loan market. Sponsored by Global Financial Markets Center and Rethinking Regulation. Lunch will be served. For information, contact reiners@law.duke.edu.

Friday, May 5, 2017

  • May 5 CANCELLED - Congressman McHenry to Discuss the Role of Government in Fostering Financial Technology 12:30 PMLaw School 4000

    Financial services have been dramatically impacted by the deep technology revolution and the U.S.' regulatory apparatus appears ill-equipped to incorporate innovation that challenges the traditional definition of what it means to be a bank. Recently, the OCC established a new fintech bank charter, but other regulatory agencies have remained largely silent on the topic. Last year, Congressman Patrick McHenry (R-NC), introduced a bill designed to remove the many impediments faced by innovators in the financial services industry. Congressman McHenry serves as Vice Chairman of the House Financial Services Committee and as the Chief Deputy Whip in the 114th Congress. Throughout his congressional career, he has been an active promoter of increasing consumer and business access to financial services. Please join us to hear Congressman McHenry's thoughts on financial technology and the role of Congress and regulators in promoting innovation. Sponsored by Global Financial Markets Center. For more information, contact reiners@law.duke.edu.

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

  • Apr 18 Boosters, Operators and Swindlers: A Conversation on History of Fraud in America 5:30 PMSee description

    All are invited to join the Rethinking Regulation Program at the Kenan Institute for Ethics to celebrate the launch of the new book: Fraud: An American History from Barnum to Madoff (Princeton University Press, 2017) by Edward J. Balleisen, Vice Provost for Interdisciplinary Studies at Duke University. Balleisen will discuss the book with Sam Buell, the Bernard M. Fishman Professor of Law at Duke University, followed by Q&A with the audience, a book signing, and a reception. The event is from 5:30 to 7:00pm, Tuesday, April 18, in the Thomas Reading Room at Lilly Library on East Campus. Cosponsored by the Duke Department of History.

Monday, April 17, 2017

  • Apr 17 "Betting on Zero" Viewing and Panel Discussion 5:15 PMLaw School 3037

    Join us for a screening of the new documentary film, Betting on Zero, by award winning director, Ted Braun (Darfur Now). The documentary follows billionaire hedge fund titan Bill Ackman and several former Herbalife distributors after Ackman takes a billion dollar short position in Herbalife, alleging it is a pyramid scheme destined to collapse. The film offers insight into the high-stakes game of short selling; the interplay of law, government, ethics and finance; and the controversial multi-level marketing industry. These issues will be discussed in depth immediately after the film in a panel discussion featuring Alon Brav, Professor of Finance at the Fuqua School of Business; Duke Law professor James D. Cox; and Edward J. Balleisen, associate professor of history and public policy and vice provost for Interdisciplinary Studies at Duke. Food and refreshments will be available. Sponsored by the Global Financial Markets Center. For more information, please contact Lee Reiners at reiners@law.duke.edu

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

  • Apr 12 Going Public: My Adventures Inside the SEC and How to Prevent the Next Devastating Crisis 12:30 PMLaw School 4045

    Please join us as we hear from Norm Champ, who will be discussing insights from his new book: "Going Public: My Adventures Inside the SEC and How to Prevent the Next Devastating Crisis" http://amzn.to/2nvFrgm. When Champ joined the SEC in 2009, the agency was under pressure to reign in Wall Street. There was little doubt the SEC had to fix rules that permitted bad behavior and start to enforce existing laws. Champ was eager to be a part of this positive change, but quickly realized not everyone shared his desire for change. Going Public offers a behind-the-scenes look at the SEC's arcane culture and Champ's efforts to lead reforms to stabilize the American financial system. Champ is currently a partner in the Private Funds Group at Kirkland & Ellis and a lecturer at Harvard Law School. Sponsored by the Global Financial Markets Center. For more information, contact Lee Reiners at reiners@law.duke.edu.

  • Apr 12 Charlotte, NC: Global Financial Markets: A Look Ahead to the Future of Law & Business in a Changing World 12:00 PMCharlotte, NC

    Gain valuable perspective and insight on the state of the global financial markets, and discuss the impact of recent political events on the rapidly changing landscape of law and financial regulation. Panelists include: Scott Cammarn J.D.'87, Partner, Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP, Porter Durham J.D.'85, General Counsel and Chief Operating Officer, Global Endowment Management, Philip Wertz J.D.'97, Assistant General Counsel, Bank of America, and Lee Reiners M.P.P.'11, Co-Director, Global Financial Markets Center, Duke Law School. Location: Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP, 227 West Trade Street, Charlotte, NC 28202. Hosted by the Duke Law Alumni Office. Please contact Caitlin Shaw, caitlin.shaw@law.duke.edu, for additional information.

    https://www.squadup.com/events/global-financial-markets-a-look-ahead-to-the-future-of-law--business-in-a-changing-world-1

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

  • Apr 4 Peter Wallison Talk on How the Financial Crisis and the Government's Response Led to the Election of Donald Trump 12:30 PMLaw School 3037

    The prevailing narrative of the financial crisis is that it was caused by Wall Street greed and insufficient regulation. In response, Congress passed the Dodd-Frank Act, which fundamentally reformed financial sector regulation. But what if this narrative is wrong, and the government's attempts to prevent future financial crises slowed our economic recovery? Please join us as we hear from Peter Wallison http://bit.ly/2neZb6X, who will discuss how the misinterpretation of the causes of the financial crisis resulted in the Dodd-Frank Act, our slow economic recovery, and the election of Donald Trump. Wallison is a senior fellow at the American Enterprise Institute, the author of "Hidden in Plain Sight," http://amzn.to/2nf9nfC and a dissenting member of the Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission. He is former general counsel of the Treasury Department and former White House counsel to President Reagan. Food and refreshments will be served. Sponsored by Global Financial Markets Center. For more information, please contact Lee Reiners at reiners@law.duke.edu.

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

  • Mar 21 Finance and Law Lunch 11:30 AMFuqua School of Business

    These lunches are for interested faculty and Ph.D. students from Duke Law School, UNC Law, and Fuqua's Finance Department. The purpose is to discuss areas in which research overlaps, to facilitate the sharing of points of view and insights, and to explore ways in which legal insight can inform finance papers and vice versa. On Tuesday, March 21, Duke Law professor Steven Schwarcz will present "SOVEREIGN DEBT RESTRUCTURING AND ENGLISH GOVERNING LAW." The audience is encouraged to read the paper ahead of time and ask Professor Schwarcz any questions they may have. The lunch will take place in the McKinley Seminar Room on the 1st floor of the Magat Building at Fuqua. Pizza and soda will be served. Sponsored by the Global Financial Markets Center. For more information, please contact Lee Reiners at reiners@law.duke.edu.

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

  • Feb 28 Unfinished Business: Banking in the Shadows 12:30 PMLaw School 4047

    Eight years have passed since the "Great Financial Crisis." The efforts of legislators and regulators have significantly helped protect the safety and soundness of our large banks. Yet the system remains vulnerable. Highly leveraged and interconnected financial firms continue to rely on panic-prone funding structures, posing a clear risk of contagious "runs." Today, it is not the heavily regulated commercial banks that are the main source of concern. Rather, it is the lightly regulated non-bank financial institutions that are deeply reliant on uninsured short-term debt that pose significant risk. Please join us as we hear from the Volcker Alliance's Michael Bradfield, Gaurav Vasisht, and former UNC President, Tom Ross, who will discuss the Alliance's recent report (http://www.volckeralliance.org/publications/unfinished-business-banking-...) that identifies areas of vulnerability, and options to enhance the stability of the financial system. Food and refreshments will be served. Sponsored by Global Financial Markets Center. For more information, please contact Lee Reiners at reiners@law.duke.edu.

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

  • Feb 21 Finance and Law Lunch 11:30 AMFuqua School of Business

    These lunches are for interested faculty and Ph.D. students from Duke Law School, UNC Law, and Fuqua's Finance Department. The purpose is to discuss areas in which research overlaps, to facilitate the sharing of points of view and insights, and to explore ways in which legal insight can inform finance papers and vice versa. Duke Law Professor Elisabeth de Fontenay will present her paper: "MARKET INFORMATION AND THE ELITE LAW FIRM." The audience is encouraged to read the paper ahead of time and ask Professor de Fontenay any questions they may have. The lunch will take place in the McKinley Seminar Room on the 1st floor of the Magat Building at Fuqua. Pizza and soda will be served. Sponsored by the Global Financial Markets Center. For more information, please contact Lee Reiners at reiners@law.duke.edu.

Friday, February 17, 2017

  • Feb 17 Financial Markets Bootcamp 10:30 AMLaw School 4047

    Many Duke Law graduates go on to careers in the financial services industry. During their careers, these lawyers will encounter myriad financial products with varying degrees of complexity. Those demonstrating an understanding of the mechanics, pricing, and risk of various financial products will be in a better position to succeed and advance their career than many of their peers.This bootcamp will provide students with an overview of fixed income and equity markets. Students will not be expected to have any previous experience in these areas, although those students who have taken one or more of Duke Law's finance/banking courses may get more out of the bootcamp. Sponsored by Global Financial Markets Center. For more information, contact Lee Reiners at reiners@law.duke.edu, or RSVP at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/6Y6TKLM.

Friday, February 10, 2017

  • Feb 10 Financial Markets Bootcamp 10:30 AMLaw School 4047

    Many Duke Law graduates go on to careers in the financial services industry. During their careers, these lawyers will encounter myriad financial products with varying degrees of complexity. Those demonstrating an understanding of the mechanics, pricing, and risk of various financial products will be in a better position to succeed and advance their career than many of their peers.This bootcamp will provide students with an overview of fixed income and equity markets. Students will not be expected to have any previous experience in these areas, although those students who have taken one or more of Duke Law's finance/banking courses may get more out of the bootcamp. Sponsored by Global Financial Markets Center. For more information, contact Lee Reiners at reiners@law.duke.edu, or RSVP at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/6Y6TKLM.

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

  • Nov 29 Back to Banking: Moving Past the Volcker Rule 12:30 PMLaw School 4045

    The era of "too big to fail" banks is far from over. Eight years after the financial crisis, banks are bigger and more complex. One critical effort to reduce banks' risks post-crisis, was the adoption of the Volcker Rule, which prohibits banks from proprietary trading and owning significant interests in funds. But many policymakers and members of the public want more to be done, with some even calling for banks to be broken up. Please join us as we hear from Tyler Gellasch '03, who was primary author of the Volcker Rule and a former senior aide in the Senate and SEC. Ty will discuss various ways to regulate large banks and share insights on what's working and what isn't. Ty currently is the Executive Director of the Healthy Markets Association. Food and refreshments will be served. Sponsored by Global Financial Markets Center. For more information, please contact Lee Reiners at reiners@law.duke.edu.

Friday, November 18, 2016

  • Nov 18 11th Annual Conference on Empirical Legal Studies 8:00 AMLaw School 3041

    The 11th Annual Conference on Empirical Legal Studies (CELS) will bring together scholars from law, economics, political science, psychology, policy analysis and other fields who are interested in the empirical analysis of law and legal institutions. Over one hundred papers and more than 30 posters on topics such as criminal law and policy, corporate governance, judicial decision-making, intellectual property and law and psychology, will be selected through a peer review process and will be presented at the conference. Papers will be presented in panels, with assigned commenters for each paper, and opportunities for audience discussion. Please register through SSRN via this link: https://hq.ssrn.com/login/pubSignInJoin.cfm?conflink=CELS-2016. Sponsored by Professor McCubbins. For more information, please contact mailto:cels2016@law.duke.edu.

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

  • Nov 15 Finance and Law Lunch 11:30 AMFuqua School of Business

    These lunches are for interested faculty and Ph.D. students from Duke Law School, UNC Law, and Fuqua's Finance Department. The purpose is to discuss areas in which research overlaps, to facilitate the sharing of points of view and insights, and to explore ways in which legal insight can inform finance papers and vice versa. On November 18th, Duke Law professor Steven L. Schwarcz will present his latest paper: "Too Big to Fool: Moral Hazard, Bailouts, and Corporate Responsibility." The audience is encouraged to read the paper ahead of time and ask Steven any questions they may have. The lunch will take place in the McKinley Seminar Room on the 1st floor of the Magat Building. Pizza and soda will be served. Sponsored by the Global Financial Markets Center. For more information, please contact Lee Reiners at reiners@law.duke.edu.

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

  • Oct 25 Media & Different Perspectives on Financial Regulation 3:30 PMWest Duke 101 - Ahmadieh Family Conference Room

    The next Rethinking Regulation seminar features Lee Reiners, Director of the Duke Global Financial Markets Center. His talk is entitled, "Different Perspectives: how the public's view of the role of financial regulation differs from the regulators' view and how the media contributes to this difference." Part of the talk will be spent discussing an incident that occurred while he was at the NY Fed and that later was the focus of a This American Life episode. Attendees are welcome to listen to the episode before the seminar: "The Secret Recordings of Carmen Segarra." Hosted by the Kenan Institute for Ethics. For more information, please contact Lee Reiners at reiners@law.duke.edu.

Thursday, October 13, 2016

Thursday, October 6, 2016

  • Oct 6 The Big Short: Viewing and Panel Discussion 5:15 PMLaw School 3041

    Please join us for a screening of the 2015 film The Big Short. The film is based on Michael Lewis' 2010 book of the same name, and tells the story of the 2007-2008 financial crisis from the perspective of four traders who predict the credit and housing bubble collapse. The film explores a number of issues, including: complex securitizations, a lack of regulation, and the nature of financial fraud. These issues will be discussed in depth immediately after the film in a panel discussion featuring professors Samuel Buell, Steven Schwarcz, and Lawrence Baxter. Food and refreshments will be available. Sponsored by the Global Financial Markets Center. For more information, please contact Lee Reiners at lee.reiners@duke.edu.