|Atlanta Fed Conference Examines Reforms
Academics, policymakers, and market practitioners gathered in mid-May to discuss the status and future of financial market reforms at the Atlanta Fed's annual Financial Markets Conference at Sea Island, Ga.
Topics explored included Sarbanes-Oxley corporate governance requirements; investor activism; Regulation FD, which aims to level the informational playing field among institutional investors, analysts, and individual investors; and the likelihood of a global, round-the-clock capital market emerging.
Results inconclusive on Sarbanes-Oxley
Regulation oversees complex marketplace
Papers delivered at the conference included "SOX at Five Years: A Good Long-Term Investment?" "Fair Disclosure: Leveling the Playing Field"; "Investor Activism: Reshaping the Playing Field"; and "The Market That Never Sleeps: How Do We Get There?"
June 25, 2008