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CBA and KPMG Conference to Ponder Financial Regulation

Contact: Syd Steinhardt
(212) 636-6534

Leading figures from the worlds of business, law and finance will gather at Fordham University on Oct. 1 and 2 to consider how the regulatory environment continues to influence and shape global markets, in response to the crisis in financial markets that erupted last year.

The conference, “Enhanced Regulation: Integrity in the Global Financial Markets,” is co-sponsored by the Fordham University College of Business Administration and KPMG LLP. Speakers include:

•    Robert Greifeld, CEO of The NASDAQ OMX Group;
•    Denny Chin, United States district judge for the Southern District of New York;
•    Stephen A. Blumenthal, former deputy director of the federal Office of Housing Enterprise Oversight;
•    Anne Mulcahy, chair of Xerox; and
•    Robert F. Arning, vice chairman of market strategy, KPMG LLP.

The conference will also feature a panel discussion on “Ethics on Wall Street,” with senior executives from leading financial services and investment firms.

“This forum brings together great minds, representing different industries, to share their perspectives on ensuring ethical behavior through responsible business practices and sound fiscal policies,” said Barbara M. Porco, C.P.A., M.B.A., Ph.D., director of program development for the Fordham University Schools of Business Administration. “Ethics is a key component of our curriculum and one that that Fordham instills in its students.”

“We are very pleased to present this conference with Fordham to shed light on some of the leading issues of the day,” said KPMG’s Arning.   “Attendees should come away with insights into the needed steps to build sustainable growth and to restore trust and integrity in the global markets.” 

KPMG provides audit, tax and advisory services and industry insight to help organizations negotiate risks and perform in the dynamic and challenging environments in which they do business.

Founded in 1841, Fordham is the Jesuit University of New York, offering exceptional education distinguished by the Jesuit tradition to approximately 14,700 students in its four undergraduate colleges and its six graduate and professional schools. It has residential campuses in the Bronx and Manhattan, a campus in Westchester, and the Louis Calder Center Biological Field Station in Armonk, N.Y.

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