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Bank Directors Institute

May 18-19, 2018 • 8:00 AM
Duke Law School

This training program will address some of the most pressing issues facing regional banks today including changes in regulation, cyber threats, emerging financial technology, rising interest rates, and the ongoing challenge of consumer trust in financial institutions.

Contact reiners@law.duke.edu for more information.

Upcoming Events

  • Oct 25
    A Conversation on Financial Regulation with Barney Frank and Sarah Bloom Raskin 12:30 PMLaw School 3043

    Please join us for a conversation with former Democratic Congressman Barney Frank and former Deputy Treasury Secretary, Sarah Bloom Raskin. Mr. Frank previously served as a member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Massachusetts from 1981 to 2013. He served as chairman of the House Financial Services Committee (2007-2011) and was a leading co-sponsor of the 2010 Dodd-Frank Act. Mrs. Raskin served as Deputy Treasury Secretary from 2014 to January 20, 2017. Previously, she served as a governor of the Federal Reserve Board from 2010 to 2014 and is currently a Rubenstein Fellow at Duke. Mr. Frank and Mrs. Raskin will be discussing their thoughts on the current state of financial regulation and how the finance industry has evolved post financial crisis. Co-sponsored by the Global Financial Markets Center and Rethinking Regulation. Pizza will be served. For more information, contact Lee Reiners at reiners@law.duke.edu.

  • May 18
    Global Financial Markets Center Duke Directors Training 8:00 AMLaw School 3041

    Large banking organizations operate in a constantly evolving competitive landscape. Changes to regulation, cyber threats, emerging financial technology, and rising interest rates all present challenges, as well as opportunities, for banks with $10bn and above in consolidated assets. In addition, lapses in corporate governance at large banks continue to erode consumers' trust in legacy financial institutions and harm franchise value. Guiding a large regional banking organization through such turbulence can feel like a daunting task for directors and senior executives. This training program is designed to equip attendees with the knowledge and perspective necessary to address the most pressing issues facing large banks today. Sponsored by the Global Financial Markets Center. For more information, please contact Lee Reiners at reiners@law.duke.edu.

  • May 19
    Global Financial Markets Center Duke Directors Training 8:00 AMLaw School 3041

    Large banking organizations operate in a constantly evolving competitive landscape. Changes to regulation, cyber threats, emerging financial technology, and rising interest rates all present challenges, as well as opportunities, for banks with $10bn and above in consolidated assets. In addition, lapses in corporate governance at large banks continue to erode consumers' trust in legacy financial institutions and harm franchise value. Guiding a large regional banking organization through such turbulence can feel like a daunting task for directors and senior executives. This training program is designed to equip attendees with the knowledge and perspective necessary to address the most pressing issues facing large banks today. Sponsored by the Global Financial Markets Center. For more information, please contact Lee Reiners at reiners@law.duke.edu.

 

Past Events

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

  • Oct 4 "Abacus: Small Enough to Jail" Viewing and Panel Discussion 5:15 PMLaw School 3037

    Join us for a screening of the critically acclaimed documentary film, "Abacus: Small Enough to Jail." The film tells the incredible saga of the Chinese immigrant Sung family, owners of Abacus Federal Savings of Chinatown, New York. Accused of mortgage fraud by Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus R. Vance, Jr., Abacus becomes the only U.S. bank to face criminal charges in the wake of the 2008 financial crisis. The indictment and subsequent trial forces the Sung family to defend themselves - and their bank's legacy in the Chinatown community - over the course of a five-year legal battle. Stick around after the film for a panel discussion featuring Duke Law professors Sam Buell, Jim Cox, and Lawrence Baxter. Food and refreshments will be available. Sponsored by the Global Financial Markets Center. For more information, please contact Lee Reiners at reiners@law.duke.edu.

Sunday, October 1, 2017

  • Oct 1 BlockHack 2017 9:00 AMLaw School 3041

    Blockchain technology is growing into an integral part of the Internet's evolution. At its most basic level, blockchain is a publicly verifiable distributed-ledger of records. But this technology has the power to eliminate the need for transaction intermediaries such as banks. By providing a completely secure way to engage in commerce, blockchain technology is an innovative platform fueling the growth of global economies. BlockHack 2017 is centered on ways to integrate blockchain in both public and private sectors. This hackathon will allow promising young techies to work together while applying blockchain towards some of the world's biggest problems. To view the full agenda and to register, please visit: http://joinlincoln.org/events/2017/blockhack. Sponsored by the Duke Center on Law & Technology. For more information, please contact Jeff Ward at ward@law.duke.edu, Lee Reiners with the Global Financial Markets Center at reiners@law.duke.edu or John Fallone with The Lincoln Network at john@joinlincoln.org.

    http://joinlincoln.org/events/2017/blockhack

Saturday, September 30, 2017

  • Sep 30 BlockHack 2017 9:00 AMLaw School 3041

    Blockchain technology is growing into an integral part of the Internet's evolution. At its most basic level, blockchain is a publicly verifiable distributed-ledger of records. But this technology has the power to eliminate the need for transaction intermediaries such as banks. By providing a completely secure way to engage in commerce, blockchain technology is an innovative platform fueling the growth of global economies. BlockHack 2017 is centered on ways to integrate blockchain in both public and private sectors. This hackathon will allow promising young techies to work together while applying blockchain towards some of the world's biggest problems. To view the full agenda and to register, please visit: http://joinlincoln.org/events/2017/blockhack. Sponsored by the Duke Center on Law & Technology. For more information, please contact Jeff Ward at ward@law.duke.edu, Lee Reiners with the Global Financial Markets Center at reiners@law.duke.edu or John Fallone with The Lincoln Network at john@joinlincoln.org.

    http://joinlincoln.org/events/2017/blockhack

Friday, September 29, 2017

  • Sep 29 BlockHack 2017 4:00 PMThe Bullpen at Duke Innovation and Entrepreneurship Initiative

    Blockchain technology is growing into an integral part of the Internet's evolution. At its most basic level, blockchain is a publicly verifiable distributed-ledger of records. But this technology has the power to eliminate the need for transaction intermediaries such as banks. By providing a completely secure way to engage in commerce, blockchain technology is an innovative platform fueling the growth of global economies. We will have panel discussions on blockchain implications ranging from finance to IoT to civic engagement. BlockHack 2017 is centered on ways to integrate blockchain in both public and private sectors. This hackathon will allow promising young techies to work together while applying blockchain towards some of the world's biggest problems. To view the full agenda and to register, please visit: http://joinlincoln.org/events/2017/blockhack. Sponsored by the Duke Center on Law & Technology. For more information, please contact Jeff Ward at ward@law.duke.edu, Lee Reiners with the Global Financial Markets Center at reiners@law.duke.edu or John Fallone with The Lincoln Network at john@joinlincoln.org.

    http://joinlincoln.org/events/2017/blockhack

Friday, June 16, 2017

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

  • May 10 Financial Regulation: A View from the Fed and Treasury 12:00 PMLaw School 4042

    Please join us as we hear from Sarah Bloom Raskin who will be discussing insights gained from her career at the pinnacle of financial policy making. From March 2014 through January 2017, Ms. Raskin was Deputy Secretary of the U.S. Department of the Treasury. Prior to this, Ms. Raskin served as a Governor of the Federal Reserve Board, where she conducted the nation's monetary policy, regulated banking institutions, monitored threats to financial stability, oversaw compliance and community development, and engaged in oversight of the nation's payment systems. Ms. Raskin will discuss the government's response to the financial crisis and the merits of potential changes to Dodd-Frank currently under consideration. Ms. Raskin will also discuss critical issues that rose to the fore during her time at Treasury, including cybersecurity and the student loan market. Sponsored by Global Financial Markets Center and Rethinking Regulation. Lunch will be served. For information, contact reiners@law.duke.edu.

Friday, May 5, 2017

  • May 5 CANCELLED - Congressman McHenry to Discuss the Role of Government in Fostering Financial Technology 12:30 PMLaw School 4000

    Financial services have been dramatically impacted by the deep technology revolution and the U.S.' regulatory apparatus appears ill-equipped to incorporate innovation that challenges the traditional definition of what it means to be a bank. Recently, the OCC established a new fintech bank charter, but other regulatory agencies have remained largely silent on the topic. Last year, Congressman Patrick McHenry (R-NC), introduced a bill designed to remove the many impediments faced by innovators in the financial services industry. Congressman McHenry serves as Vice Chairman of the House Financial Services Committee and as the Chief Deputy Whip in the 114th Congress. Throughout his congressional career, he has been an active promoter of increasing consumer and business access to financial services. Please join us to hear Congressman McHenry's thoughts on financial technology and the role of Congress and regulators in promoting innovation. Sponsored by Global Financial Markets Center. For more information, contact reiners@law.duke.edu.

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

  • Apr 18 Boosters, Operators and Swindlers: A Conversation on History of Fraud in America 5:30 PMSee description

    All are invited to join the Rethinking Regulation Program at the Kenan Institute for Ethics to celebrate the launch of the new book: Fraud: An American History from Barnum to Madoff (Princeton University Press, 2017) by Edward J. Balleisen, Vice Provost for Interdisciplinary Studies at Duke University. Balleisen will discuss the book with Sam Buell, the Bernard M. Fishman Professor of Law at Duke University, followed by Q&A with the audience, a book signing, and a reception. The event is from 5:30 to 7:00pm, Tuesday, April 18, in the Thomas Reading Room at Lilly Library on East Campus. Cosponsored by the Duke Department of History.

Monday, April 17, 2017

  • Apr 17 "Betting on Zero" Viewing and Panel Discussion 5:15 PMLaw School 3037

    Join us for a screening of the new documentary film, Betting on Zero, by award winning director, Ted Braun (Darfur Now). The documentary follows billionaire hedge fund titan Bill Ackman and several former Herbalife distributors after Ackman takes a billion dollar short position in Herbalife, alleging it is a pyramid scheme destined to collapse. The film offers insight into the high-stakes game of short selling; the interplay of law, government, ethics and finance; and the controversial multi-level marketing industry. These issues will be discussed in depth immediately after the film in a panel discussion featuring Alon Brav, Professor of Finance at the Fuqua School of Business; Duke Law professor James D. Cox; and Edward J. Balleisen, associate professor of history and public policy and vice provost for Interdisciplinary Studies at Duke. Food and refreshments will be available. Sponsored by the Global Financial Markets Center. For more information, please contact Lee Reiners at reiners@law.duke.edu

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

  • Apr 12 Going Public: My Adventures Inside the SEC and How to Prevent the Next Devastating Crisis 12:30 PMLaw School 4045

    Please join us as we hear from Norm Champ, who will be discussing insights from his new book: "Going Public: My Adventures Inside the SEC and How to Prevent the Next Devastating Crisis" http://amzn.to/2nvFrgm. When Champ joined the SEC in 2009, the agency was under pressure to reign in Wall Street. There was little doubt the SEC had to fix rules that permitted bad behavior and start to enforce existing laws. Champ was eager to be a part of this positive change, but quickly realized not everyone shared his desire for change. Going Public offers a behind-the-scenes look at the SEC's arcane culture and Champ's efforts to lead reforms to stabilize the American financial system. Champ is currently a partner in the Private Funds Group at Kirkland & Ellis and a lecturer at Harvard Law School. Sponsored by the Global Financial Markets Center. For more information, contact Lee Reiners at reiners@law.duke.edu.

  • Apr 12 Charlotte, NC: Global Financial Markets: A Look Ahead to the Future of Law & Business in a Changing World 12:00 PMCharlotte, NC

    Gain valuable perspective and insight on the state of the global financial markets, and discuss the impact of recent political events on the rapidly changing landscape of law and financial regulation. Panelists include: Scott Cammarn J.D.'87, Partner, Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP, Porter Durham J.D.'85, General Counsel and Chief Operating Officer, Global Endowment Management, Philip Wertz J.D.'97, Assistant General Counsel, Bank of America, and Lee Reiners M.P.P.'11, Co-Director, Global Financial Markets Center, Duke Law School. Location: Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP, 227 West Trade Street, Charlotte, NC 28202. Hosted by the Duke Law Alumni Office. Please contact Caitlin Shaw, caitlin.shaw@law.duke.edu, for additional information.

    https://www.squadup.com/events/global-financial-markets-a-look-ahead-to-the-future-of-law--business-in-a-changing-world-1

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

  • Apr 4 Peter Wallison Talk on How the Financial Crisis and the Government's Response Led to the Election of Donald Trump 12:30 PMLaw School 3037

    The prevailing narrative of the financial crisis is that it was caused by Wall Street greed and insufficient regulation. In response, Congress passed the Dodd-Frank Act, which fundamentally reformed financial sector regulation. But what if this narrative is wrong, and the government's attempts to prevent future financial crises slowed our economic recovery? Please join us as we hear from Peter Wallison http://bit.ly/2neZb6X, who will discuss how the misinterpretation of the causes of the financial crisis resulted in the Dodd-Frank Act, our slow economic recovery, and the election of Donald Trump. Wallison is a senior fellow at the American Enterprise Institute, the author of "Hidden in Plain Sight," http://amzn.to/2nf9nfC and a dissenting member of the Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission. He is former general counsel of the Treasury Department and former White House counsel to President Reagan. Food and refreshments will be served. Sponsored by Global Financial Markets Center. For more information, please contact Lee Reiners at reiners@law.duke.edu.

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

  • Mar 21 Finance and Law Lunch 11:30 AMFuqua School of Business

    These lunches are for interested faculty and Ph.D. students from Duke Law School, UNC Law, and Fuqua's Finance Department. The purpose is to discuss areas in which research overlaps, to facilitate the sharing of points of view and insights, and to explore ways in which legal insight can inform finance papers and vice versa. On Tuesday, March 21, Duke Law professor Steven Schwarcz will present "SOVEREIGN DEBT RESTRUCTURING AND ENGLISH GOVERNING LAW." The audience is encouraged to read the paper ahead of time and ask Professor Schwarcz any questions they may have. The lunch will take place in the McKinley Seminar Room on the 1st floor of the Magat Building at Fuqua. Pizza and soda will be served. Sponsored by the Global Financial Markets Center. For more information, please contact Lee Reiners at reiners@law.duke.edu.

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

  • Feb 28 Unfinished Business: Banking in the Shadows 12:30 PMLaw School 4047

    Eight years have passed since the "Great Financial Crisis." The efforts of legislators and regulators have significantly helped protect the safety and soundness of our large banks. Yet the system remains vulnerable. Highly leveraged and interconnected financial firms continue to rely on panic-prone funding structures, posing a clear risk of contagious "runs." Today, it is not the heavily regulated commercial banks that are the main source of concern. Rather, it is the lightly regulated non-bank financial institutions that are deeply reliant on uninsured short-term debt that pose significant risk. Please join us as we hear from the Volcker Alliance's Michael Bradfield, Gaurav Vasisht, and former UNC President, Tom Ross, who will discuss the Alliance's recent report (http://www.volckeralliance.org/publications/unfinished-business-banking-...) that identifies areas of vulnerability, and options to enhance the stability of the financial system. Food and refreshments will be served. Sponsored by Global Financial Markets Center. For more information, please contact Lee Reiners at reiners@law.duke.edu.

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

  • Feb 21 Finance and Law Lunch 11:30 AMFuqua School of Business

    These lunches are for interested faculty and Ph.D. students from Duke Law School, UNC Law, and Fuqua's Finance Department. The purpose is to discuss areas in which research overlaps, to facilitate the sharing of points of view and insights, and to explore ways in which legal insight can inform finance papers and vice versa. Duke Law Professor Elisabeth de Fontenay will present her paper: "MARKET INFORMATION AND THE ELITE LAW FIRM." The audience is encouraged to read the paper ahead of time and ask Professor de Fontenay any questions they may have. The lunch will take place in the McKinley Seminar Room on the 1st floor of the Magat Building at Fuqua. Pizza and soda will be served. Sponsored by the Global Financial Markets Center. For more information, please contact Lee Reiners at reiners@law.duke.edu.

Friday, February 17, 2017

  • Feb 17 Financial Markets Bootcamp 10:30 AMLaw School 4047

    Many Duke Law graduates go on to careers in the financial services industry. During their careers, these lawyers will encounter myriad financial products with varying degrees of complexity. Those demonstrating an understanding of the mechanics, pricing, and risk of various financial products will be in a better position to succeed and advance their career than many of their peers.This bootcamp will provide students with an overview of fixed income and equity markets. Students will not be expected to have any previous experience in these areas, although those students who have taken one or more of Duke Law's finance/banking courses may get more out of the bootcamp. Sponsored by Global Financial Markets Center. For more information, contact Lee Reiners at reiners@law.duke.edu, or RSVP at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/6Y6TKLM.

Friday, February 10, 2017

  • Feb 10 Financial Markets Bootcamp 10:30 AMLaw School 4047

    Many Duke Law graduates go on to careers in the financial services industry. During their careers, these lawyers will encounter myriad financial products with varying degrees of complexity. Those demonstrating an understanding of the mechanics, pricing, and risk of various financial products will be in a better position to succeed and advance their career than many of their peers.This bootcamp will provide students with an overview of fixed income and equity markets. Students will not be expected to have any previous experience in these areas, although those students who have taken one or more of Duke Law's finance/banking courses may get more out of the bootcamp. Sponsored by Global Financial Markets Center. For more information, contact Lee Reiners at reiners@law.duke.edu, or RSVP at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/6Y6TKLM.

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

  • Nov 29 Back to Banking: Moving Past the Volcker Rule 12:30 PMLaw School 4045

    The era of "too big to fail" banks is far from over. Eight years after the financial crisis, banks are bigger and more complex. One critical effort to reduce banks' risks post-crisis, was the adoption of the Volcker Rule, which prohibits banks from proprietary trading and owning significant interests in funds. But many policymakers and members of the public want more to be done, with some even calling for banks to be broken up. Please join us as we hear from Tyler Gellasch '03, who was primary author of the Volcker Rule and a former senior aide in the Senate and SEC. Ty will discuss various ways to regulate large banks and share insights on what's working and what isn't. Ty currently is the Executive Director of the Healthy Markets Association. Food and refreshments will be served. Sponsored by Global Financial Markets Center. For more information, please contact Lee Reiners at reiners@law.duke.edu.

Friday, November 18, 2016

  • Nov 18 11th Annual Conference on Empirical Legal Studies 8:00 AMLaw School 3041

    The 11th Annual Conference on Empirical Legal Studies (CELS) will bring together scholars from law, economics, political science, psychology, policy analysis and other fields who are interested in the empirical analysis of law and legal institutions. Over one hundred papers and more than 30 posters on topics such as criminal law and policy, corporate governance, judicial decision-making, intellectual property and law and psychology, will be selected through a peer review process and will be presented at the conference. Papers will be presented in panels, with assigned commenters for each paper, and opportunities for audience discussion. Please register through SSRN via this link: https://hq.ssrn.com/login/pubSignInJoin.cfm?conflink=CELS-2016. Sponsored by Professor McCubbins. For more information, please contact mailto:cels2016@law.duke.edu.

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

  • Nov 15 Finance and Law Lunch 11:30 AMFuqua School of Business

    These lunches are for interested faculty and Ph.D. students from Duke Law School, UNC Law, and Fuqua's Finance Department. The purpose is to discuss areas in which research overlaps, to facilitate the sharing of points of view and insights, and to explore ways in which legal insight can inform finance papers and vice versa. On November 18th, Duke Law professor Steven L. Schwarcz will present his latest paper: "Too Big to Fool: Moral Hazard, Bailouts, and Corporate Responsibility." The audience is encouraged to read the paper ahead of time and ask Steven any questions they may have. The lunch will take place in the McKinley Seminar Room on the 1st floor of the Magat Building. Pizza and soda will be served. Sponsored by the Global Financial Markets Center. For more information, please contact Lee Reiners at reiners@law.duke.edu.

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

  • Oct 25 Media & Different Perspectives on Financial Regulation 3:30 PMWest Duke 101 - Ahmadieh Family Conference Room

    The next Rethinking Regulation seminar features Lee Reiners, Director of the Duke Global Financial Markets Center. His talk is entitled, "Different Perspectives: how the public's view of the role of financial regulation differs from the regulators' view and how the media contributes to this difference." Part of the talk will be spent discussing an incident that occurred while he was at the NY Fed and that later was the focus of a This American Life episode. Attendees are welcome to listen to the episode before the seminar: "The Secret Recordings of Carmen Segarra." Hosted by the Kenan Institute for Ethics. For more information, please contact Lee Reiners at reiners@law.duke.edu.

Thursday, October 13, 2016

Thursday, October 6, 2016

  • Oct 6 The Big Short: Viewing and Panel Discussion 5:15 PMLaw School 3041

    Please join us for a screening of the 2015 film The Big Short. The film is based on Michael Lewis' 2010 book of the same name, and tells the story of the 2007-2008 financial crisis from the perspective of four traders who predict the credit and housing bubble collapse. The film explores a number of issues, including: complex securitizations, a lack of regulation, and the nature of financial fraud. These issues will be discussed in depth immediately after the film in a panel discussion featuring professors Samuel Buell, Steven Schwarcz, and Lawrence Baxter. Food and refreshments will be available. Sponsored by the Global Financial Markets Center. For more information, please contact Lee Reiners at lee.reiners@duke.edu.