The theme of NASAA’s 2022 Public Policy Symposium is “Investor Protection in a Digital Age.” The symposium will feature a fireside chat between NASAA President and Maryland Securities Commissioner Melanie Senter Lubin and U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission Chair Gary Gensler. A second fireside chat will feature former NASAA President and Alabama Securities Commission Director Joseph P. Borg and U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission Chairman Rostin Behnam. The program will also include two panel discussions featuring subject matter experts examining emerging regulatory and investor protection issues in a digital age.
- 1:45 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.Opening Remarks: Melanie Senter Lubin, NASAA President, Maryland Division of Securities
Fireside Chat: Melanie Senter Lubin, NASAA President, Maryland Division of Securities and Gary Gensler, Chair, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission
- 2:40 p.m. – 3:40 p.m.Panel Discussion: The Implications of New Technologies for Financial Inclusion and Investor Protection – Panelists will examine policy issues relating to efforts to expand awareness of and knowledge of our capital markets among investors of all ages and backgrounds. Panelists will discuss opportunities and challenges for using technology to create more access to saving and investing.Moderator: Claire McHenry, Deputy Director, Bureau of Securities, Nebraska Department of Banking and Finance
Panelists: Bruce Johnson, Board Chair, Financial Technology Association; Andrew Park, Senior Policy Analyst, Americans for Financial Reform; Tom Quaadman, U.S. Chamber of Commerce; and Cary Martin Shelby, Professor of Law, Washington and Lee University School of Law
- 3:55 p.m. – 4:25 p.m.Fireside Chat: Joseph P. Borg, Director, NASAA Enforcement Section Co-Chair and Alabama Securities Commission and Rostin Behnam, Chairman, U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission
- 4:35 p.m. – 5:35 p.m.Roundtable: Symposium Takeaways for the Policy Community – Drawing on their own professional experiences, speakers share their perspectives on the topics explored during NASAA’s Public Policy Symposium and provide recommendations for ways we can continue to protect investors in a digital age.Moderator: Justin Burse, Deputy Commissioner, Kentucky Department of Financial Institutions.
Speakers: Michael Piwowar, Executive Director, the Milken Institute Center for Financial Markets; Kara M. Stein, The Public Company Accounting Oversight Board; Urska Velikonja, Associate Dean, Professor of Law, Georgetown University Law Center
- 5:35 p.m. – Closing Remarks
- 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. – Networking Reception