Reena Aggarwal and Stacey Cunningham at the Financial Markets Quality Conference 2019

Financial Markets Quality Conference 2022

The annual Financial Markets Quality (FMQ) conference will be held in person on October 14, 2022. Topics include crypto legislation, digital assets, ESG & climate disclosure, market structure, and an update on regulatory and policy.

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FMQ 2022 Keynote Speakers

All FMQ 2022 Speakers

Chair Rostin Behnam

CFTC Chair
Commodity Futures Trading Commission

Chair Gary Gensler

SEC Chair
U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission

Senator Cynthia Lummis

Senator (R-WY)
U.S. Senate

Senator Kirsten Gillibrand

Senator (D-NY)
U.S. Senate

Driving the future of global finance.

Based in Washington, D.C., at Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business, the Psaros Center for Financial Markets and Policy has a legacy of impact – from its origins following the 2008 financial crisis to its ongoing expertise on timely issues at the intersection of finance and policy.

Through influential thought leadership and rigorous, independent, and timely research, the Georgetown Psaros Center for Financial Markets and Policy impacts policy and practice for market participants around the world.

Housed at Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business, the Psaros Center accomplishes this by:

Through these activities, the Psaros Center delivers innovative solutions. enriches the intellectual life of the university, and inspires meaningful change.

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Alumnus and Mentor Collaborate to Build the Newly Renamed Psaros Center for Financial Markets and Policy

More than a decade after providing seed capital to establish a financial markets and policy center at the McDonough School of Business, Michael G. (B’89) and Robin Psaros (Parents’21) are committing $11 million to build the newly renamed Psaros Center for Financial Markets and Policy into the preeminent destination for unbiased expertise at the intersection of finance and policy.

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About the Psaros Center

The Psaros Center for Financial Markets & Policy was founded in the immediate aftermath of the 2008 economic crash. The collapse and bankruptcy filing of Lehman Brothers, followed by the precipitous market crash, uncertainty across major global financial institutions, and subsequent government bailouts, showed a clear need for unbiased dialogue among market professionals, scholars, and policymakers. The Psaros Center’s founding principle was to give a voice to the financial markets and create an ongoing dialogue for the good of industry practices and policy.

More than ten years later, the Psaros Center addresses the urgent financial markets issues of today and informs the future of global finance. A policy and research center within Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business, it brings together industry professionals, policymakers and scholars through nonpartisan, solutions-driven platforms.

About the Center

The Psaros Center holds webinars, seminars, and interviews with some of the world’s most influential leaders in markets and policy. From its foundation of rigorous research and policy, the Center addresses timely issues with the leaders at the forefront of shaping our financial systems now and defining the priorities and solutions of the future.

Previous Speakers

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David Rubenstein

Co-Founder and Co-Executive Chairman of The Carlyle Group

Stacey Cunningham

President of the New York Stock Exchange (former)

Mary Callahan Erdoes

Chief Executive Officer of Asset & Wealth Management
J.P. Morgan Chase

Chairman Jay Clayton

Chairman of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission

Psaros Center News

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Media Mentions, News

Crypto Fees Are High. The Stock Market May Hold the Answer.

What continued to help propel the securities industry to being an economic juggernaut was consolidation and a broader diversification of services and sources of revenue, areas like research, mutual and exchange-traded funds, wealth management and banking services, says Reena Aggarwal, director of Georgetown University’s Psaros Center for Financial Markets and Policy.

September 16, 2022

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Media Mentions, News

David Vandivier Appointed Executive Director of the Psaros Center for Financial Markets and Policy

The Psaros Center for Financial Markets and Policy at Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business (“Psaros Center”) announced today the appointment of David Vandivier as executive director. Vandivier brings over two decades of experience at the highest levels of financial policy to the new role, including in the White House, U.S. Treasury Department, U.S. Senate and, most recently, BNY Mellon, where he was Co-Head of Government Affairs.

September 14, 2022

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Office Hours: Jason Schloetzer Reveals the Negative Impact of Extreme Temperatures on the Perceptions of the United States Economy

Unusual temperatures due to climate change pose detrimental impacts to economic activities and the habits of many consumers. Individuals’ beliefs about economic conditions and their consumption habits are greatly influenced by the negative impacts of climate change.

September 1, 2022

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