Week inAdvance
Monday | Feb 7, 2022
Mon Feb 7 30th anniversary of the signing of the Maastricht treaty, the foundation of the EU. | Tue Feb 8 Treasury's Liang to testify at stablecoins hearing in House. | Wed Feb 9 SEC to push private equity firms for more robust fee disclosures. Senate Ag Committee to hold hearing on digital assets. | Thu Feb 10 CPI. Federal budget. | Fri Feb 11 Covid tests scrapped for double-vaccinated travellers arriving in U.K.

All times are Eastern and subject to change.
please join us
Wednesday, Feb 9
INVESTORS ESGaction Council
GOODworkplace Innovations Kickoff Call
3 - 4 pm

Thursday, Feb 10
INVESTORS Market Practices Industry Update
10:30 - 11 am

Come when you can. Leave when you have to. Take your calls.
at the agencies
Tuesday, Feb 8
DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE
Tuesday’s report will round out the preliminary figures with more details and new data on trade in services. The U.S. trade deficit could hit a record in December, a sign of strong consumer demand and small improvements in supply-chain bottlenecks that have hindered economic growth and fueled inflation.

Wednesday, Feb 9
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
The Commission will consider whether to propose
  • rules and amendments under the Investment Advisers Act of 1940 (“Advisers Act”) for private fund advisers and whether to propose amendments to the compliance rule under the Advisers Act.
  • new rules to address cybersecurity risk management for investment advisers and investment companies as well as related amendments to certain rules regarding adviser and fund disclosures under the Investment Advisers Act of 1940 and the Investment Company Act of 1940.
  • rules and rule amendments under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 to shorten the standard settlement cycle for most securities transactions. The proposed rules and rule amendments would be applicable to broker-dealers and certain clearing agencies. The Commission also will consider whether to propose rule amendments under the Investment Advisers Act of 1940 to require investment advisers to maintain certain related records.
See the complete agenda here.

Thursday, Feb 10
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Virtual meeting Small Business Capital Formation Advisory Committee to discuss rules and regulations affecting small and emerging businesses and their investors under the federal securities laws.

Thursday, Feb 10
BUREAU OF LABOR STATISTICS
U.S. inflation is expected to push to a fresh multidecade high in January as the economy continues to work through pandemic-related supply and demand imbalances. The U.S. consumer price index for January is expected to have risen 0.5%, culminating in an annual rise of 7.3%, which would be the largest such increase since 1982, according to a Reuters poll.
on the hill
Tuesday, Feb 8
HOUSE FINANCIAL SERVICES
Hearing on digital assets and the future of finance will focus on a report published in November by a working group consisting of several top U.S. financial regulators, including Treasury. Nellie Liang, the Treasury undersecretary for domestic finance, will testify.

Tuesday, Feb 8
SENATE FINANCE
Hearing on protecting youth mental health (Part 1).

Tuesday, Feb 8
SENATE JUDICIARY
Federal Courts, Oversight, Agency Action, and Federal Rights Subcommittee hearing on abusing Chapter 11 and corporate efforts to side-step accountability through bankruptcy.

Wednesday, Feb 9
SENATE AGRICUTURE, NUTRITION & FORESTRY
Hearing on examining digital assets: risk, regulation, and innovation. Testimony from Rostin Benham, chair of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission. The top Democrats and Republicans on the Senate and House Agriculture Committees sent a letter to the CFTC chair calling on the derivatives regulator to take a more active role in overseeing cryptocurrencies.

Thursday, Feb 10
SENATE BANKING, HOUSING, AND URBAN AFFAIRS
Hearing on how institutional landlords are changing the housing market.
across the globe
Monday, Feb 7
BRUSSELS, Belgium
European Central Bank president Christine Lagarde speaks in a hearing to the European parliament’s committee on economic and monetary affairs.

Thursday, Feb 10
BRUSSELS, Belgium
European Commission publishes eurozone economic forecasts.
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