Hearings In The 110th Congress

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House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform
November 13th, 2008
"Hedge Funds and the Financial Market"

Member Statements
Committee Chairman Henry Waxman

Witness Statements
Panel I
David Ruder, Professor, Northwestern University School of Law, Former Chairman, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission
Andrew Lo, Director, MIT Laboratory for Financial Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Sloan School of Management
Joseph Bankman, Professor, Stanford University Law School
Houman Shadab, Senior Research Fellow, Mercatus Center, George Mason University

Panel II
John Alfred Paulson, President, Paulson & Co., Inc.
George Soros, Chairman, Soros Fund Management, LLC
James Simons, President, Renaissance Technologies, LLC
Philip Falcone, Senior Managing Partner, Harbinger Capital Partners
Kenneth Griffin, Chief Executive Officer and President, Citadel Investment Group, LLC




House Committee on Education and Labor
October 22nd, 2008
"The Impact of the Financial Crisis on Workers' Retirement Security"

Member Statements
Committee Chairman George Miller

Witness Statements
Shlomo Benartzi, Ph.D., Professor, UCLA Anderson School of Management
Steve Carroll, Retiree, Petaluma, CA
Mark Davis, Partner, Kravitz Davis Sansone
Jacob S. Hacker, Ph.D., Professor, University of California at Berkeley
Roberta Quan, Retiree, Richmond, CA
Tif Joyce, President, Joyce Financial Management

 

 


House Committee on Education and Labor
October 7th, 2008
"The Impact of the Financial Crisis on Workers' Retirement Security"

Member Statements
Committee Chairman George Miller (D-CA)

Witness Statements
Jerry Bramlett, CEO, BenefitStreet, Inc.
Teresa Ghilarducci, Professor of Economic Policy Analysis, The New School for Social Research
Peter Orszag, Director, Congressional Budget Office
Jack VanDerhei, Research Director, Employee Benefit Research Institute
Christian Weller, Associate Professor of Public Policy, University of Massachusetts-Boston, Senior Fellow, Center for American Progress




Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions
September 17th, 2008
"401(k) Fee Disclosure: Helping Workers Save for Retirement"

Witness Statements
Panel I
Bradford P Campbell, Assistant Secretary, Department of Labor, Employee Benefits Security Administration, Washington, DC

Panel II
Olena Berg Lacy, Director and Senior Advisor for Financial Engines testifying on behalf of the Pension Rights Center, Washington, DC
R. Theodore Benna, Founder, The 401(k) Association, Jersey Shore, PA
Paul Hunt, President, Millenium Advisory Services, testifying on behalf of the US Chamber of Commerce, Glen Allen, VA




Senate Special Committee on Aging
July 16th, 2008
"Saving Smartly for Retirement: Are Americans Being Encouraged to Break Open the Piggy Bank?"

Member Statements
Committee Chairman Herb Kohl (D-WI)
Ranking Member Gordon H. Smith (R-OR)

Witness Statements
Christian Weller, Senior Fellow, Center for American Progress, Washington, DC
Mark Iwry, Principal, Retirement Security Project, Washington, DC
David John, Principal, Retirement Security Project, Washington, DC
Gregory Long, Executive Director, Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board, Washington, DC
John Gannon, Senior Vice President, Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, Washington, DC
Bruce Bent, Chairman, The Reserve, New York, NY




House Ways and Means Committee
October 30th, 2007
"Hearing on the Appropriateness of Retirement Plan Fees"

Witness Statements
Panel 1
Bradford Campbell, Assistant Secretary of Labor, Employee Benefits Security Administration, U.S. Department of Labor
W. Thomas Reeder, Esq., Benefits Tax Counsel, Office of Tax Policy, U.S. Department of the Treasury
Andrew J. Donohue, Director, Division of Investment Management, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission
Barbara D. Bovjberg, Director, Education, Workforce, and Income Security Issues, U.S. Government Accountability Office

Panel 2
Burgess A. "Tommy" Thomasson, Jr., President and CEO, DailyAccess Corporation, Mobile, Alabama, on behalf of the American Society of Pension Professionals & Actuaries, and the Council of Independent 401 (k) Recordkeepers
Harold L. Jackson, President and CEO, Buffalo Society, Inc., Lafayette, Colorado, on behalf of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce
Allison R. Klausner, Assistant General Counsel,- Benefits, Honeywell International Inc., Morristown, New Jersey, on behalf of the American Benefits Council
Lew I. Minsky, Senior Attorney, Florida Power and Light Company, Juno Beach, Florida, on behalf of the ERISA Industry Committee
Paul Schott Stevens , President and CEO, Investment Company Institute

Panel 3
Bertram L. Scott, Executive Vice President, Strategy, Innovation and Policy, TIAA-CREF, New York, New York
Mindy L. Harris , President, National Association of Government Defined Contribution Administrators, Portland, Oregon
David L. Wray , President, Profit Sharing/401 (k) Council of America, Chicago, Illinois
Lisa A. Tavares, Esq., Partner, Venable Law Firm, LLP
Norman P. Stein , Professor, University of Alabama School of Law, on behalf of the Pension Rights Center
David Centner, Legislative Counsel and Legislative Policy Director, AARP




Senate Special Committee on Aging
October 24th, 2007
"Hidden: 401 (k) fees: How Disclosure Can Increase Retirement Security
Member Statements
Committee Chairman Herb Kohl (D-WI)
Ranking Member Gordon H. Smith (R-OR)
Witness Statements
Barbara Bovbjerg, Director, Education, Workforce and Income Security Issues, US Government Accountability Office, Washington, DC
Bradford Campbell, Assistant Secretary of Labor, Employee Benefits Security Administration, US Department of Labor, Washington, DC
Jeff Love, Director of Research, AARP, Washington, DC
Mercer Bullard, Assistant Professor, The University of Mississippi School of Law, University, MS
Michael Kiley, President, Plan Administrators, Inc., De Pere, WI
Robert Chambers, Chairman, American Benefits Council, Charlotte, NC




House Education and Labor Committee
October 4th, 2007
"H.R. 3185, the 401(k) Fair Disclosure for Retirement Security Act of 2007"
Member Statements
Committee Chairman George Miller (D-CA)
Witness Statements
Bradford P. Campbell, Assistant Secretary of Labor, Employee Benefits Security Administration
David Certner, Director of Federal Affairs, AARP
Jon Chambers, Principal, Schultz, Collins, Lawson, Chambers, Inc.
Lew Minsky, Senior Attorney, Florida Power & Light Co.
Matthew H. Scanlan, Managing Director, Americas Institutional Business, Barclays Global Investors
Tommy Thomasson, President and CEO,Daily Access Corporation




Senate Banking Committee
July 31,2007
"The State of the Securities Markets"

Member Statements
Committee Chairman Christopher Dodd (D-CT)
Senator Jack Reed (D-RI)

Senator Richard C. Shelby (R-AL)
Senator Mike Crapo (R-ID)

Witness Statements
The Honorable Christopher Cox, Chairman, SEC




Senate Finance Committee
July 31, 2007
Hedge Funds and Carried Interest, Part II
Member Statements
Chairman Max Baucus, (D-MT)
Ranking Member Charles Grassley, (R-IA)

Witness Statements
Joseph Bankman, Ralph M. Parsons Professor of Law and Business, Stanford Law School, Stanford, CA
Charles Kingson, Lecturer in Law, University of Pennsylvania Law School, Philadelphia, PA
Darryl Jones, Professor, Stetson College University of Law, Gulfport, FL
Adam Ifshin, President, DLC Management Corp., Tarrytown, NY
John B. Frank, Managing Principal, Oaktree Capital Management, LP, Los Angeles, CA
Bruce Rosenblum, Managing Director, The Carlyle Group, Washington, DC, and Chairman of the Board, Private Equity Council, Washington, DC
William Stanfill, Founding Partner, Trailhead Partners LP, Denver, CO


 

 

 


 

 

 

 


Senate Finance Committee
July 11, 2007
Hedge Funds and Carried Interest, Part I

Member Statements
Chairman Max Baucus (D-MT)
Ranking Member Charles Grassley (R-IA)

Witness Statements
Honorable Eric Solomon, Assistant Secretary for Tax Policy, U.S. Department of the Treasury, Washington, D.C.
Peter Orszag, Director, Congressional Budget Office, Washington, D.C.

Andrew Donohue, Director, Division of Investment Management, Securities and Exchange Commission, Washington, D.C.
Kate D. Mitchell, Managing Director, Scale Venture Partners, Foster City, CA
Marc P. Gergen, Foundren Foundation Centennial Chair for Faculty Excellence, The University of Texas Law School, Austin, TX





House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, Subcommittee on Domestic Policy
July 11, 2007
"After Blackstone: Should Small Investors be Exposed to Risks of Hedge Funds?"

Witness Statements
Mr. Andrew J. Donohue, Director of the Division of Investment Management, Securities and Exchange Commission
Professor Mercer Bullard, University of Mississippi Law School

Professor John Coffee, Columbia Law School
Mr. Joseph Borg, President of the Board of Directors of the North American Securities Administrators Association
Mr. Peter Tanous, President and CEO, Lynx Investment Advisory, LLC



House Financial Services Committee
July 11, 2007
"Hedge Funds and Systemic Risk: Perspectives of The President's Working Group on Financial Markets"

Witnesses
Kevin M. Warsh, Governor, Federal Reserve Board
Robert Steel, Treasury Under Secretary for Domestic Finance
Erik R. Sirri, Director, Division of Market Regulation, Securities and Exchange Commission
Jim Overdahl, Chief Economist, Commodity Futures Trading Commission



House Financial Services Committee
June 26th, 2007
"A Review of Investor Protection and Market Oversight with the Five Commissioners of the Securities and Exchange Commission"
Member Statements

Ranking Member Spencer Bachus (R-AL)

Witness Statements
Christopher Cox, Chairman
Paul S. Atkins, Commissioner
Roel C. Campos, Commissioner
Annette L. Nazareth, Commissioner
Kathleen L. Casey, Commissioner




House Financial Services Committee
March 13, 2007
"Hedge Funds and Systemic Risk in Financial Markets"

Witness Statements
E. Gerald Corrigan, Managing Director, Goldman Sachs & Company; and former President of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York
Kenneth D. Brody, Co-Founder and Principal, Taconic Capital Advisors LLC; Chairman, Investment Committee, University of Maryland
James S. Chanos; Founder and President, Kynikos Associates LP
George Hall, Founder and CEO, Clinton Group
Jeffrey L. Matthews; Ram Partners, LP
Andrew Golden, President, Princeton University Investment Company
Professor Stephen J. Brown, David S. Loeb Professor of Finance, New York University, Stern School of Business




House Education and Labor Committee
March 6, 2007
"Are Hidden 401(k) Fees Undermining Retirement Security?"

Member Statements
Chairman George Miller (D-CA)

Witness Statements
Barbara Bovbjerg, Director for Education, Workforce and Income Security Issues, U.S. Government Accountability Office
Matthew Hutcheson, Independent Pension Fiduciary
Stephen Butler, President and Founder, Pension Dynamics Corporation
Robert Chambers, Esq., Partner, Helms, Mulliss & Wicker, PLLC and Chairman, American Benefits Council