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The Future of U.S. Regulation

LSE public lecture

As the U.S. financial regulatory structure faces change in the years ahead, how will this affect the nature and role of regulation in the global marketplace? A regulator for more than 25 years, FINRA CEO Mary L. Schapiro will raise important questions that everyone concerned about the future of financial regulation should consider.

The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) is the largest non-governmental regulator for all securities firms doing business with the U.S. public. Created in 2007 through the consolidation of NASD and NYSE Member Regulation, FINRA is dedicated to investor protection and market integrity through effective and efficient regulation and complementary compliance and technology-based services.

Ms. Schapiro joined the organisation in 1996 as President of NASD Regulation and was named Vice Chairman in 2002. In 2006, she was named NASD's Chairman and CEO. The following year, Ms. Schapiro led the organization's consolidation with NYSE Member Regulation to form FINRA. In addition to serving as FINRA CEO, Ms. Schapiro is Chairman of the FINRA Investor Education Foundation, the largest foundation in the U.S. dedicated to investor education

Before assuming her present duties, Ms. Schapiro was Chairman of the federal Commodity Futures Trading Commission. She was appointed by President Clinton in 1994. The CFTC is responsible for regulating the US futures markets, including financial, agricultural and energy markets. As Chairman, she participated in the President's Working Group on Financial Markets with the Secretary of the Treasury and the Chairmen of the Federal Reserve Board and the SEC. Prior to assuming the CFTC chairmanship, Ms. Schapiro served for six years as a Commissioner of the Securities and Exchange Commission. She was appointed in 1988 by President Reagan, reappointed by President Bush in 1989 and named Acting Chairman by President Clinton in 1993.


Mary L. Schapiro | talks


Date and Time:

25 September 2008 at 6:30 pm


1 hour 30 minutes



Old Theatre, London School of Economics & Political Science
Houghton St

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Organised by:

London School of Economics & Political Science
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The event is free and open to all with no ticket required. Entry is on a first come, first served basis. For more information, email events@lse.ac.uk or phone 020 7955 6043.

Additional Information:

Update: Friday 19 September, due to the continued turbulence in global financial markets, Mary L. Schapiro's visit to London has been postponed, and therefore her lecture at LSE will not now be taking place. At present no date has been fixed for the rescheduled lecture. LSE apologises for any inconvenience caused.

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