Archive January 2017

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Week InAdvance: January 30, 2017

Mon 1/30 Vote on Mnuchin nomination for Treasurer. | Tue 1/31 FOMC two-day meeting on interest rates. | Wed 2/1 Basel Committee meets on Basel III completion (thru Thu), FOMC rate decision. | Thu 2/2 Trump plans to nominate a Supreme Court successor to Scalia, possibly Mon or Tue.

Week InReview: January 27, 2017

Starting today, the Chinese New Year holiday shuts down the world's second-largest economy for a week, with markets closed from Jan. 27-Feb. 2.

Week InAdvance: January 23, 2017

Mon 1/23 GPFI meeting in Wiesbaden. Trade meetings in Geneva. | Tue 1/24 Article 50 Brexit ruling in London. IOSCO assessment committee meets in Singapore. Basel Committee liquidity risk meeting. | Wed 1/25 G20 conference on digitizing finance in Wiesbaden. | Thu 1/26 Basel Committee high-level meeting in Cape Town. | Fri 1/27 Chinese markets are closed thru Feb. 2 for Chinese New Year.

Week InReview: January 20, 2017

Caveat Investor? The "Fiduciary Rule" and Unintended Consequences | "In what instances might we now hold an advisor liable for 'not acting in a client's best interest' but wouldn't have under the old suitability standards? More important to my argument, in what ways might upping and broadening the standard instead create other problems for investors? I can think of four prominent possibilities. First, judging investments too much by ex post performance. Second, not judging investments in a portfolio context. Third, over-emphasizing low fees as always being in the client's best interest. Fourth, judging innovative investing approaches more harshly than conventional ones.

Week InAdvance: January 17, 2017

Tue 1/17 World Economic Forum annual meeting in Davos (thru Fri). Mayors' Meeting in DC (thru Thurs). | Wed 1/18 SEFCON VII derivatives conference in NYC. Fed's Beige Book. CPMI-IOSCO working group in Paris. INVESTORS CMBS Council meets.

Week InReview: January 13, 2017

Question of the Week: Did the global elite's devotion to borderless capitalism sow the seeds of a populist backlash? "For the 3,000 people who will convene in the small Swiss town from Jan. 17 to 20, the 2017 event could be a moment of reckoning. At speakers' podiums, coffee bars, and the ubiquitous late-night parties, they'll be asking themselves whether Davos has become, at best, the world's most expensive intellectual feedback loop - and, at worst, part of the problem."

Week InAdvance: January 9, 2017

Mon 1/9 IOSCO working group (thru Wed). | Tue 1/10 House Rules meets on CFTC & SEC bills.| Wed 1/11 FSOC closed meeting. CPMI-IOSCO policy group (thru Fri). INVESTORS Mortgage Securitization Council meets. | Thu 1/12 INVESTORS Market Practice Council meets.

Week InReview: January 6, 2017

The INVESTORS staff looks forward to working with you again this year. If you would like information about membership on INVESTORS' Councils, have colleagues who might enjoy these mailings, or have questions or concerns about issues addressed in our newsletters, please reach out to our staff director Matthew Jones, at (202) 712-9050 or

Week InAdvance: January 3, 2017

Tue 1/3 Congress convenes. | Wed 1/4 FOMC meeting minutes 2 pm. | Thu 1/5 PLI Brexit webinar for U.S. companies. | Sun 1/8 Basel Committee deadline for capital standards overhaul.