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Evidence Summit: Discovering How Investors, Think, Act & Save – Washington, DC

March 10, 2017 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm EST

SEC Headquarters, 100 F Street NE, Washington DC
(accessible from Union Station)

The Office of the Investor Advocate will host an Evidence Summit to discuss strategies for raising retail investors’ understanding of key investment characteristics such as fees, risks, returns, and conflicts of interest.

The March 10 Evidence Summit will mark the official launch of the SEC’s new investor research initiative led by the SEC’s Office of the Investor Advocate, dubbed ‘POSITIER’, also known as Policy Oriented Stakeholder and Investor Testing for Innovative and Effective Regulation.

  • 8:45 a.m. ET | Doors Open
  • 9:30–9:45 a.m. ET | Opening Remarks – Acting Chairman Michael S. Piwowar
  • 9:45–10:15 a.m. ET | Plenary Remarks – Brigitte Madrian & Terrance Odean
  • 10:15–11:15 a.m. ET | Panel 1. How does an investor think and act?
  • 11:15–11:25 a.m. ET | Break
  • 11:25–11:45 a.m. ET | Keynote: George Loewenstein
  • 11:45–1:00 a.m. ET | Panel 2. How can the SEC’s disclosure regime facilitate disclosure in the most effective manner for a wide variety of users?
  • 1:00-2:30 p.m. ET | Lunch
  • 2:30-2:40 p.m. ET | Remarks by Commissioner Kara Stein
  • 2:40-4:00 p.m. ET | Panel 3. How can the SEC improve the disclosure of discrete items like fees, strategies/risks, and performance?


March 10, 2017
9:00 am - 4:00 pm EST


Multi-Purpose Room LL-006
Washington, DC United States
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