2009 Credit Markets Symposium

Credit Markets Symposium

Thu., April 2, 2009 - Fri., April 3, 2009
11:59 p.m. - 12 a.m.

Charlotte Marriott City Center, Charlotte, NC





Closing Keynote Speaker: Ben S. Bernanke, Chairman
Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System

"Looking Forward: Rebuilding the Credit Markets"

The symposium provided a forum for an open dialogue among market participants, risk management professionals, policymakers and regulators about important credit market topics.



Risk managers, portfolio managers, asset managers, insurance companies, industry associations, management consultants, academics, policymakers, heads of supervision and anyone interested in the credit transfer markets.

Media was invited to this event.


The agenda included panel discussions with industry executives from commercial and investment banks, regulators and other market participants. Topics included:

Session IState of the Global Economy
Session IITransforming the Credit Markets: A Return to Simplicity?
Session IIIAssessing the Modern Model of Credit Risk Management
Session IVThe Dissolution and Restructuring of Financial Intermediaries & Structured Products
Session VFinancial System Resilience: Strengthening the Infrastructure


Full Agenda

Speaker Bios

Presentation by Mickey D. Levy: State of the Global Economy

Presentation by John E. Silvia: State of the Global Economy: Interplay of Credit and Growth

Speech by Dr. Raghuram Rajan: Cycle Proof Regulation

One-page assessment by David Mengle: Credit Default Swap Changes

Presentation by Michael Alix: Credit Derivatives: Tools for Market Efficiency, or Weapons of Financial Destruction?

Presentation by John F. Bovenzi: IndyMac, Federal Bank FSB

Presentation by Michael Clarke: Practical Counterparty Risk Management

Presentation by Steven Lofchie: Lessons of the Lehman Failure From the Perspective of an "Outside" Lawyer

Presentation by Doug Warren: Financial Markets: From Tranquility to Trauma and....Back Again?

Presentation by Nancy Wentzler: Systemic Risk, Analytical Challenges

Closing Keynote Address by Ben S. Bernanke, Chairman of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System: The Federal Reserve's Balance Sheet

2008 Credit Markets Symposium

2007 Credit Markets Symposium

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