DIARY-Financial Regulation Events

April 19, 2010

    Upcoming key financial regulation events, conferences and policy announcements. 
       April 20-21
   GENEVA, Switzerland – International Federation of Accountants and United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) hold conference on corporate governance reforms.
   April 22-23
   WASHINGTON – G20 financial ministers and central banks governors’ meeting to discuss regulatory reforms. Financial Stability Board set to discuss its proposals for surcharges on systemically important banks, limiting activities banks can undertake and regulating over-the-counter derivatives markets. International Monetary Fund set to put forward a proposal for a bank levy to pay for bailouts.
   April 26
   BRUSSELS – Annual European Financial Services conference. speakers include EU Internal Market Commissioner, Michel Barnier, Mark Sobel, Deputy Assistant Secretary for International Finance and Liao Min, director general, executive department, China Banking Regulatory Commission and Eddy Wymeersch, chair of Committee of European Securities Regulators.
   April 27
   BRUSSELS – European Parliament’s economic and monetary affairs committee set to hold first reading vote on alternative investments fund managers directive (AIFM).
   April 29
   LONDON – Association for Financial Markets in Europe conference on clearing and settlement, includes discussion on planned EU derivatives regulation.
   Late April
   BRUSSELS – European Parliament’s economic and monetary affairs committee due to vote on draft law to regulate hedge funds and private equity groups.
   June 6-10
   MONTREAL, Canada – International Organization of Securities Commissions (IOSCO) holds annual conference.
   June 26-27
   TORONTO, Canada – The G20 group of leading countries meets. Will discuss financial regulation, including a possible tax or levy on banks.
   BASEL, Switzerland – The Financial Stability Board to present policy options to G20 summit on how to tackle “too big to fail” banks.
   BRUSSELS – The European Commission due to publish draft law on regulating over-the-counter derivatives markets.
   BASEL, Switzerland – The Basel Committee on Banking Supervision meets to continue work on reforming Basel II bank capital framework.
   First half
   BASEL, Switzerland – Basel Committee on Banking Supervision carries out impact assessment on package of measures to toughen up bank capital and liquidity rules.
   First half
   LONDON – International Accounting Standards Board (IASB) to publish draft changes to hedge accounting, the final part of its IAS 39 fair value rule revamp that takes effect in 2013.
   BASEL, Switzerland – The Financial Stability Board to present package of measures to address “too big to fail” problems with big banks.
   BRUSSELS – European Commission may propose measures to regulate naked selling of sovereign credit default swaps.
   SEOUL – G20 summit to discuss financial regulation, including how to tackle systemically important banks.
   End 2010
   G20 deadline for finalisation of new, higher levels of capital requirements for banks under new Basel framework.
   End Dec. 2010
   Higher capital requirements introduced for bank trading books as required by the Basel Committee.
   June 2011
   G20 deadline for agreement on convergence of accounting rules set by IASB and U.S. Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB).
   End 2012
   G20 deadline for implementing new Basel bank capital requirements.
   ((Reuters messaging: huw.jones.reuters.com@reuters.net; + 44 207 542 3326))
Monday, 19 April 2010 10:14:04RTRS [nLDE63I0MC] {C}ENDS

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