January 16, 2015 Alert - New Keynote Speaker Announcement for ABS Vegas 2015
SFIG and IMN are pleased to announce Barney Frank as Keynote Speaker at ABS Vegas 2015. As the Co-author of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (“Dodd-Frank”) and former Chairman of the House Committee on Financial Services, Mr. Frank’s keynote address is perfectly timed. We look forward to Mr. Frank’s insights on the original intent of the bill, implementation to date, and whether more work needs to be done.
Barney Frank served as United States Congressman from Massachusetts for over three decades, starting in 1981, when he won the seat formerly occupied by Father Robert Drinan. An outspoken and deeply-respected legislator, noted for his keen sense of humor, Frank has played a key role in some of the most important legislation of our country’s recent history, including the repeal of “don’t ask, don’t tell.”
As Chair of the House Financial Services Committee from 2007 to 2011, Frank helped craft the compromise bill to slow the tide of home mortgage foreclosures in the wake of the subprime mortgage crisis, as well as the subsequent $550 billion rescue plan, and the aforementioned Dodd-Frank Act—the sweeping set of regulatory reforms named partly after Frank and signed into law in July 2010, to prevent the recurrence of the financial crisis.