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Securities Law Committee
 
Date: 03/16/2017
 
Location: The Chicago Bar Association, 321 South Plymouth Court, Chicago, IL 60604
 
Presented by: Securities Law
 
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TOPIC: Dodd-Frank, the FSOC, and systemically important financial institutions (SIFIs) in the age of Trump
The Financial Stability Oversight Council (FSOC) was established under the Dodd-Frank Act as a government organization that is broadly charged with promoting stability over the financial markets. One of the most controversial aspects of FSOC’s broad mandate is its power to designate “nonbank” entities as systemically important financial institutions (SIFIs). This presentation will explain the mechanics of this SIFI designation process, while exploring some of its prominent critiques and shortcomings. It will conclude with a brief analysis of the challenges that FSOC will likely encounter in designating future entities as SIFIs in light of the council’s shifting leadership resulting from the Trump administration.

SPEAKER(S): Cary Martin Shelby, Associate Professor of Law, DePaul University College of Law