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New Webinar - Connecting the Dots: US SEC, ABS Mandates, Financial Modeling and Python
by Kendra Penrose

Kendra Penrose, September 2, 2010

Join us on Wednesday September 22nd for a webinar co-hosted by Ann Rutledge, R&R Consulting, and Diane Mueller, ActiveState, focused on the recent US SEC regulation, ABS Mandates, Financial Modeling and Python.

Date:  Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Time: 10:00 AM Pacific/1:00 PM Eastern/17:00 UTC

Space is limited - Reserve your Webinar seat now!

Recently, the US SEC published a proposal (33-9117) covering a series of new initiatives to address the current lack of transparency of asset-backed securities (ABS). This new series of SEC proposed initiatives are a way of putting "teeth" into Reg AB that would give the SEC (and the market) enough data to police and prevent events like the recent subprime crisis.

In this webinar, Ann Rutledge and Diane Mueller will discuss a new key technical requirement in the SEC proposal; the provision of a Python computer program and the market data required to properly monitor and analyse these complex ABS transactions. The role of the proposed program is to enable the capture of all the complicated terms of an ABS deal in code that can be used to analyze the cash flows in each deal and how the returns will get split up between different parties. Currently, investors, fund managers, and investment managers receive a complex, textual description of this information in the prospectus, which makes it difficult to perform or visualize a rigorous quantitative or if-then analysis of the asset-backed securities.

By attending this webinar you will learn:

  • some historical challenges regarding regulation of the asset-backed securities (ABS) market
  • technical benefits of Python and XML for capturing essential financial information in ABS transactions
  • about opportunities for collaboration between between regulators, accounting standards bodies, and the open source software community

If you are in the finance industry and are affected by the potential SEC regulations, you don't want to miss this webinar!

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Kendra Penrose is our Marketing and Communications Manager. When she isn't "marketing and communicating" she can be found hiking, doing yoga, listening to tunes, eating yummy food, and hanging out with family and friends. She originally hails from the non-profit sector but has found her home in IT.