Advancing the Field of Quantitative Finance
formerly the IAFE

Event: PRMIA Boston Chapter: Symposium on Financial Services Reform
Date: Friday, April 6th, 2012

Federal Reserve Bank of Boston

600 Atlantic Avenue

Boston MA 02210

The International Association of Financial Engineers is pleased to endorse


PRMIA Boston Chapter

Friday, April 6th, 2012


PRMIA Boston Chapter is hosting a symposium on financial services reform to discuss emerging issues and challenges facing risk management professionals, within commercial banking, insurance, asset management, and corporations. Our expert speakers will provide perspective on regulatory changes, their underlying rationale and intended effects, and anticipated nearterm and long-term implications for financial services.



8:00 Continental Breakfast

Welcoming Remarks

Edward Dumas, Regional Director, PRMIA Boston Chapter


Keynote Address

The Honorable Barney Frank, Ranking Member Committee on Financial Services, United States House of Representatives

9:20 Featured Discussion: Financial Reform and Current Issues
Robert Pozen, Senior Lecturer, Harvard Business School & co-author “The Fund Industry: How Your Money Is Managed”
10:05 Featured Discussion: Lessons Learned and “Not Learned”
Roger Lowenstein, financial journalist and writer, author of “The End of Wall Street”, “When Genius Failed: The Rise and Fall of Long-Term Capital”, and more
10:50 Refreshment Break

Costs & Benefits of Regulation

Mark T. Williams, author of “Uncontrolled Risk”, Boston University School of Management
Jeffrey Davis, Chief Investment Officer, Lee Munder Capital Group
Simon Johnson, author of “White House Burning: The Founding Fathers, Our National Debt, and Why It Matters to You”, MIT Sloan School of Management

12:05 Implications for Risk Management Practitioners
James Lam, author of “Enterprise Risk Management”, James Lam & Associates
David Blaszkowsky, Senior Policy Advisor, Office of Financial Research, US Department of Treasury
Steven Fay, Senior Policy Advisor, Federal Reserve Bank of Boston
1:00 Adjourn