Former SEC Commissioner Paul Atkins will offer his perspective on several important SEC initiatives, including the potential development of a uniform standard of care for broker-dealers and investment advisers (and how that initiative would interact with the DOL fiduciary rule), the variable annuity summary prospectus, the ongoing review of the current disclosure regime, and other subjects relevant to the insured retirement industry.
Dan Gallagher, Patomak Global Partners President, is speaking to the Center on Executive Compensation.
Wofford College Lecture: "The Politics of International Business"
Speaker, Paul S. Atkins, former SEC Commissioner, CEO of Patomak Global Partners
Leonard Auditorium, Main Building
Paul S. Atkins served as a commissioner of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (2002-08). In 2009, he was appointed by Congress to serve as a member of the Congressional Oversight Panel for the Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP). Before his government service, Atkins was a partner of PricewaterhouseCoopers and predecessor firm Coopers & Lybrand, where he advised financial services firms on regulatory compliance, internal controls and risk management issues. Currently, he is chief executive of Patomak Global Partners, LLC. Atkins received his A.B., summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa, from Wofford College and his J.D. from Vanderbilt University School of Law. A frequent speaker and television commentator on regulatory and capital markets issues, he is a visiting scholar at the American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research in Washington. His writings have appeared in The Wall Street Journal, Financial Times, Forbes, USA Today, and Politico, as well as scholarly journals such as the Harvard Business Law Review and the Fordham Journal of Corporate & Financial Law.