If you’re wondering about the intricacies of the latest credit and liquidity crisis, there’s an interesting forum scheduled for tomorrow morning.
The Association of Student Accountants at the University of Washington Tacoma is hosting the Contemporary Accounting Forum 2007 from 8:15 to 11:45 a.m. at the Greater Tacoma Convention & Trade Center.
This year’s topic "Transparency and Accountability: the Role of Structured Investments and Off-Balance Sheet Financing in the Global Credit Crisis", highlights the macro-economic, financial and accounting issues related to the use of structured finance securitization instruments and vehicles and the current liquidity crisis.
An expert panel of business leaders will explore the causes of this crisis and will set the tone to look forward while analyzing the lessons learned. The featured speakers are Michael Phillips, Chairman of Russell Investment Group; William H. Schenck, Senior Vice-President and Regional Manager of Wells Fargo; Kenneth Nelson, Senior Vice President, Corporate Treasury of US Bancorp; Dave Gorretta, Audit Partner, Financial Services & Banking, at Deloitte & Touche and Gregory Noronha, Professor of Finance at the University of Washington, Tacoma.
There’s a nominal entrance fee, and the public is welcome.