Activities & Engagements


February 1, 2017

CSFME's Executive Director Ed Blount will conduct the keynote interview at the IMN 23rd Annual Beneficial Owners’ International Securities Finance & Collateral Management Conference in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

September 2016

In an article in the RMA Journal, CSFME’s Executive Director Ed Blount examines how regulators’ reliance on models that failed to account for the complexity of global finance may have unleashed forces more damaging than those their regulatory reforms were targeted to prevent.

June 2016 

In response to a call from the FDIC for research on financial sector policy and regulation, the Center submitted a paper modeling the indirect costs to markets of bank regulatory reform

May 16, 2016

CSFME principals provided expert testimony regarding fiduciary standards applicable to a major bank's management of a client's custom collateral account in a case before the Superior Court of the State of California for the County of Los Angeles

April 27, 2016

ROSE Program students visit the Federal Reserve, Treasury Department, and FINRA

March of 2016

CSFME submitted a comment letter to the Bank for International Settlement's (BIS) December 2015 consultative document regarding step in risk

May 22, 2015

CSFME principals provided expert testimony regarding contractual indemnity limits and the scope of fiduciary duties of cash managers in a case before the Circuit Court of Cole County Missouri

April 16, 2015

ROSE Program students visit the Federal Reserve in Washington, DC

March 2015

CSFME principals provided expert testimony in a case before the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois on industry banking and collateral management standards and practices relevant to the certification of a class action.

February 12, 2015

CSFME submitted a comment letter in response to the Financial Stability Board’s November 2014 consultative document, Standards and Processes for Global Securities Financing Data Collection and Aggregation

July 1, 2014

CSFME principals provided testimony regarding suitability of complex financial instruments for client accounts and effectiveness of bank automated and manual internal controls in a case before the U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota 

April 2014

ROSE Program students visit the Federal Reserve and SEC in Washington, DC

May 2013 

CSFME provided data for this study as well as comments and feedback a paper in the Spring 2013 issue of The Journal of Financial Research by Shane M. Moser, Bonnie F. Van Ness, and Robert A. Van Ness of The University of Mississippi investigating the securities lending market around proxy record dates for evidence of proxy abuse.  (full paper)

April 2013

ROSE Program students met in Washington, DC with officials at the U.S. Treasury, Office of Management and Budget, Federal Reserve Board, and the Securities and Exchange Commission.

December 17, 2012

CSFME principals provided expert testimony on the scope of a bank fiduciary's duty with regard to management of client cash collateral in a case before the  U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois

August 20, 2012

CSFME principals provided expert testimony before the  U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York in a matter involving recapture of tax credits related to cross-border dividend arbitrage activities of a major investment bank

August 13, 2012

CSFME principals provided expert testimony regarding standard of care of financial fiduciaries for credit review and suitability of complex financial vehicles  in a case before the United States District Court for the District of Nebraska

April 11, 2012

CSFME principals provided expert testimony on suitabiity standards related to investments in mortgage-backed securities in a case before the  Twelfth Judicial Circuit for Sarasota County, Florida

March 23, 2012

CSFME principals provided expert testimony on interpretation of contractual revenue sharing arrangements in a case before the  U.S. District Court of Massachusetts

February 24, 2012

CSFME principals provided expert testimony on the interpretation of contractual investment guidelines and the scope of fiduciaries' investment discretion in a case before the  U.S. District Court for the Central District of California, Southern Division

February 16, 2012

CSFME principals provided expert testimony on fiduciary standards of care with regard to suitability and balancing the interests of competing beneficiaries in a case before the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York

February 3, 2012

CSFME principals provided expert testimony regarding the scope of financial fiduciaries' duties to monitor liquidity, concentration, and overall portfolio risk in a case before the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida

January 29-31, 2012

CSFME Managing Director Ed Blount's Presentation to IMN’s 18th Annual International Beneficial Owners’ Securities Lending Summit

January 2012

CSFME announces a live pilot of Lender Directed Voting for the 2012 proxy season.

September 2, 2011

 CSFME submits a letter to the New York Stock Exchange detailing the benefits and legal considerations of Lender-Directed Voting.

March 16, 2011.  

“Risks and Responsibilities in Securities Lending” by Ed Blount, Testimony to the United States Senate Special Committee on Aging

October 2010 

CSFME partnered with RMA to publish "Borrowed Proxy Abuse: Real or Not?: A Report to Market Participants and Regulators Regarding Proxy Voting Practices and Issues.

September 29, 2009 

In his statement before the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission's roundtable on securities lending, CSFME's Executive Director Ed Blount outlined the Center's research findings regarding cash collateral reinvestment, borrower default, lending agent compensation and fee splits, and proxy voting.  

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2013

  • May 2013 
    CSFME provided data for this study as well as comments and feedback a paper in the Spring 2013 issue of The Journal of Financial Research by Shane M. Moser, Bonnie F. Van Ness, and Robert A. Van Ness of The University of Mississippi investigating the securities lending market around proxy record dates for evidence of proxy abuse.  (full paper)
  • April 2013
    ROSE Program students met in Washington, DC with officials at the U.S. Treasury, Office of Management and Budget, Federal Reserve Board, and the Securities and Exchange Commission.

2012

  • December 17, 2012
    CSFME principals provided expert testimony on the scope of a bank fiduciary's duty with regard to management of client cash collateral in a case before the  U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
  • August 20, 2012
    CSFME principals provided expert testimony before the  U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York in a matter involving recapture of tax credits related to cross-border dividend arbitrage activities of a major investment bank
  • August 13, 2012
    CSFME principals provided expert testimony regarding standard of care of financial fiduciaries for credit review and suitability of complex financial vehicles in a case before the United States District Court for the District of Nebraska
  • April 11, 2012
    CSFME principals provided expert testimony on suitabity standards related to investments in mortgage-backed securities in a case before the  Twelfth Judicial Circuit for Sarasota County, Florida
  • March 23, 2012
    CSFME principals provided expert testimony on interpretation of contractual revenue sharing arrangements in a case before the  U.S. District Court of Massachusetts
  • February 24, 2012
    CSFME principals provided expert testimony on the interpretation of contractual investment guidelines and the scope of fiduciaries' investment discretion in a case before the  U.S. District Court for the Central District of California, Southern Division
  • February 16, 2012
    CSFME principals provided expert testimony on fiduciary standards of care with regard to suitability and balancing the interests of competing beneficiaries in a case before the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York
  • February 3, 2012
    CSFME principals provided expert testimony regarding the scope of financial fiduciaries' duties to monitor liquidity, concentration, and overall portfolio risk in a case before the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida
  • January 29-31, 2012
    CSFME Managing Director Ed Blount's Presentation to IMN’s 18th Annual International Beneficial Owners’ Securities Lending Summit 
  • January 2012 
    CSFME announces a live pilot of Lender Directed Voting for the 2012 proxy season.

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