New America Panel: How Will Financial Services be Transformed from Main Street to Wall Street

Tomorrow, Tuesday July 12th, I’ll be on a New America Panel titled: Dodd-Frank: How Will Financial Services be Transformed from Main Street to Wall Street. It should be a great panel, and streamable online afterwards too. Hope you can stop by and check it out.


Tuesday, July 13, 2010 – 10:00am – 11:30am
New America Foundation
1899 L Street NW Suite 400
Washington, DC, 20036

The Dodd-Frank financial reform bill is soon to be the law of the land. Through the creation of new regulatory bodies overseeing systemic risk and everyday financial services, proponents argue it heralds a new regime governing the provision of financial services across the economy. To understand if the law can usher in a new set of safeguards for consumers and investors alike, it is time to focus on what is exactly in the bill and whether and where the contents hold promise and create potential pitfalls.

Will the law end the growth of firms “too big to fail”? Will it put a stop to the predatory practices of the fringe financial sector serving low- and moderate-income Americans? Will it provide increased access to high-quality and low-cost financial services? Will the bill stifle or stimulate innovation? How will it alter the financial services landscape from Wall Street to Main Street?

Join the New America Foundation and a panel of experts as we examine Dodd-Frank and the promise and challenges the reforms hold for Main Street and Wall Street.

Featured Speakers
Travis Plunkett
Legislative Director, Consumer Federation of America

Mike Konczal
Fellow, The Roosevelt Institute
Writer, Rortybomb, New Deal 2.0

Heather McGhee

Director, Washington Office, Demos

Leslie Parrish

Senior Researcher, Center for Responsible Lending

Tim Fernholz
Staff Writer, The American Prospect
Research Fellow, Asset Building Program, New America Foundation

Devin Fergus
Fellow, Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars
Assistant Professor, City University of New York, Hunter College

Reid Cramer
Director, Asset Building Program
New America Foundation

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One Response to New America Panel: How Will Financial Services be Transformed from Main Street to Wall Street

  1. Aroy says:

    Great job!

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