FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 27, 2014
Contact: Stephanie Collins
The OCC and Boston University Announce Symposium Commemorating 150 Years of National Banking
WASHINGTON — The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) and the Boston University Center for Finance, Law & Policy will host a symposium in Boston March 31 to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the founding of the OCC and the national banking system.
“With the financial crisis still fresh in our memory, the 150th anniversary of President Lincoln’s National Bank Act is an opportune time to bring together some of the industry’s most thoughtful leaders to reflect on the industry’s past and to consider its future,” said Comptroller of the Currency Thomas J. Curry.
Comptroller Curry will deliver the keynote address, and other speakers will discuss the current state of domestic and international banking in the context of recent and historical events. Featured will be public and private sector leaders who are shaping the course of the financial services industry including:
“Boston University and its Center for Finance, Law & Policy are honored to join the Comptroller of the Currency in marking this significant milestone in our nation’s history,” said Mr. Hurley.
Specific topics will include a discussion of the state of the dual banking system, preemption in the wake of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act of 2010, a view on banking from Europe, a discussion of the Volcker Rule by Mr. Volcker, a discussion on banking reform with Senator Dodd and Congressman Frank, the future of universal banking, a dialogue on Too Big to Fail, the future of banking in light of globalization and emerging alternatives to traditional banks.
The symposium will be held at the Hynes Convention Center, Boylston Street, Boston, Massachusetts. Breakfast and registration will begin at 7 a.m. and the symposium will run through 5 p.m. Details about the symposium and how to register are available online at http://www.bu.edu/bucflp/initiatives/building-on-150-years-the-future-of-national-banking/.
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