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Baruch MFE Financial Regulation Master Class - Ken Abbott - February 7 - Baruch MFE


Baruch MFE Director
Financial Regulation: Evolution and Current State

Ken Abbott, Morgan Stanley

Baruch MFE Master Class

Saturday, February 7, 2015

The Baruch MFE Program is pleased to offer a one-day Master Class on Financial Regulation: Evolution and Current State taught by Ken Abbott, Managing Director, Firm Risk Management, Morgan Stanley Bank, on Saturday, February 7, 2015.

This Master Class will provide attendees with an overview of financial markets regulation, with an emphasis on sales and trading. There will be a particular focus on the impact of recent legislation on banks.

Seating is limited to 60 participants.


Overview and Framework for Financial Regulation
  • Key Players
  • Types of Regulation
Market Failure and the Role of Regulation
  • The Microeconomics of Regulation
  • Market Failure and Externalities
  • The Evolution of Regulation
  • Government Intervention Defined
Current Regulatory Framework
  • Basel I
  • Basel II
  • Basel 2.5
  • Basel III
  • Dodd-Frank
  • Volcker Rule
  • Enhanced Prudential Standards Rulemaking
  • CCAR
  • EU and UK Stress Testing Standards

Ken Abbott is a Managing Director at Morgan Stanley in New York, where he runs legal entity risk management for Morgan Stanley’s swap dealers. He is also the senior risk officer covering the buy side and runs the risk model review function. Previously, he ran market risk management for Bank of America’s Investment Bank.

Ken has over 30 years banking experience, including 14 years at Bankers Trust as an analyst, trader, and risk manager. Ken has a BA from Harvard in Economics, an MA from NYU in Economics and an MS from NYU/Stern in Statistics and Operations Research. He sits on the GARP Board of Directors.

The instructor is volunteering his time and will not charge any fees for teaching the Master Class. Instead, part of registration payment will be donated to the New Jersey Scholars Program on behalf of Ken Abbott.


Finance professionals, academics, and students interested in gaining a high level introduction to financial regulatory institutions and how they affect financial markets as well as those employed in that arena.

Attendees will deepen their knowledge of the regulatory machinery surrounding financial markets, how it has evolved over time, and how recent changes may affect the industry going forward.


Saturday, February 7

9:00-9:30am Registration and light breakfast; coffee and tea available throughout the day

9:30am-12:30pm Morning Session

12:30-2:00pm Lunch Break (lunch not provided)

2:00-5:00pm Afternoon Session

Location: 55 Lexington Avenue (at 24th Street), Newman Vertical Campus, Baruch College


Seating is limited to 60 participants.

Practitioner: $395 (includes a $195 tax-deductible donation to the New Jersey Scholars Program)

Student/Academic: $195 (includes a $95 tax-deductible donation to the New Jersey Scholars Program)

Pre-register at http://tinyurl.com/7g6m5ku

Within three business days of pre-registering, an email with information on how to complete the registration, including information about processing the tax-deductible donation, will be sent from baruch.mfe@baruch.cuny.edu