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Up to the Minute Talk: Going Public: My Adventures Inside the SEC and How to Prevent the Next Devastating Crisis

Feb 27, 2017 04:30PM to 06:00PM
Location: 
Robertson Hall

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Audience: 
Open to the Public
Speaker(s): 
Norm Champ ’85, Partner, Kirkland & Ellis LLP; Author, “Going Public: My Adventures Inside the SEC and How to Prevent the Next Devastating Crisis”; Lecturer, Harvard Law School

Earlier this month, President Trump said, “We expect to be cutting a lot of Dodd-Frank.” As President Trump considers how to manage financial regulation, lessons can be learned from how federal agencies, including the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), modified and enforced regulations following the stock market crash of 2008.

Princeton alumnus Norm Champ, formerly of the SEC, will discuss his new book, “Going Public: My Adventures Inside the SEC and How to Prevent the Next Devastating Crisis.”

Forthcoming next month, Champ’s book chronicles his time at the agency starting in 2009, an era of immense pressure to reform America’s financial system. It offers a behind-the-scenes look at his experiences at the SEC and his efforts to lead reforms to stabilize America’s financial system, and sheds light on the regulatory process and government policymaking.

As director of the Division of Investment Management, Champ managed the division’s work to protect investors, promote informed investment decisions and facilitate appropriate innovation in investment products and services through regulating the asset management industry.

He played a key role in the SEC’s completion of landmark reforms in 2014 to strengthen the $3 trillion money market fund industry and led important structural and policy changes. Champ also headed the creation of initiatives to provide transparency to the industry and to engage with boards and senior management of asset management firms.

Champ currently is a partner in the Investment Funds Group of Kirkland & Ellis LLP and a lecturer at Harvard Law School. “Going Public: My Adventures Inside the SEC and How to Prevent the Next Devastating Crisis” is expected to be published in March 2017 by McGraw-Hill Education.