1. FDIC Chairman Jelena McWilliams to Address OFR-Michigan Financial Stability Conference

    October 11, 2018
    Washington, D.C. – FDIC Chairman Jelena McWilliams is among the headline speakers who will discuss financial stability risks at the fourth annual financial stability conference hosted by the U.S. Office of Financial Research and the University of Michigan Center on Finance, Law, and Policy. The event, “Functions and Firms: Using Activity and Entity-based Regulation to Strengthen the Financial System,” will take place November 15-16 in the Treasury Department’s historic Cash Room in Washington, D.C.

    McWilliams, the 21st Chairman of the FDIC, was confirmed by the U.S. Senate on May 24, 2018 to serve a six-year term on the FDIC Board of Directors, and designated as Chairman for a term of five years.

    In addition to McWilliams, dozens of other regulators, leading scholars, and distinguished practitioners will grapple with questions such as:

    • How should our existing regulatory structure be applied to support an activities-based approach?
    • What is the role of firm-based regulation?
    • Do regulators have the data they need to promote financial stability?
    • What can we learn from non-U.S. financial regulators?
    • What are the emergence (risky) properties of the financial system, and how might macroprudential regulation address them?
    • Where are our blind spots and gaps?


    Conference admission is free, but registration is required. Co-hosted by: U. S. Office of Financial Research and the University of Michigan Center on Finance, Law, and Policy with support provided by the University of Michigan Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy.