SOURCE: Information Forecast, Inc.

Information Forecast, Inc.

April 13, 2010 17:08 ET

Infocast's "Energy OTC Derivatives, Futures & Swaps Summit" Is on Track to Coincide With the Accelerating Promise of Regulatory Reform

Recent Statements Suggest Sweeping Financial Reforms May Be Signed Into Law by Memorial Day

LOS ANGELES, CA--(Marketwire - April 13, 2010) -  Infocast has announced they will hold the Energy OTC Derivatives, Futures & Swaps Summit in Washington, DC, May 25-27, 2010 -- and the timing of the event couldn't be more opportune.

After months of fluctuating action/inaction, sweeping financial regulatory reform has gained momentum, with SEC Chairman Mary L. Schapiro stating in an April 2nd Washington Post op-ed that "we are near the finish line for far-reaching financial reform." That assessment has been echoed by former Federal Reserve Chairman Paul Volcker, who confirmed his optimism in a March 30 speech at the Peterson Institute for International Economics that Congress will pass a financial regulatory overhaul this year, and other leading government officials who have been quoted as observing that, due to the public's overwhelming support, reform could be signed into law as early as Memorial Day.

When financial reform regarding derivatives, futures and swaps is enacted by Congress, implemented by U.S. Regulators and coordinated with their European Union counterparts, it will have enormous consequences for electricity, gas and oil hedging.

The Energy OTC Derivatives, Futures & Swaps Summit will explore the impacts of reform by bringing together a superb roster of regulators, market participants and both financial and legal experts who will assess how to best prepare for the coming era in energy hedging. The thirty-plus speakers assembled for the Summit including senior representatives from Alston + Bird, Nodal Exchange, LCH. Clearnet, PG&E, Conoco Phillips, Intercontinental Exchange, Barclays Capital, NERA Economic Consulting, Oracle Financial Services and representatives from the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC).

For more information or to REGISTER for the Summit, please visit the event website at or contact Infocast at 818-888-4444.

About Infocast
Infocast is an event production company with twenty years of solid industry experience, including a highly successful series of Finance and Investment Summits where industry players gather to share their perspectives on the finance and investment market, to establish relationships, network, and conduct business.

Contact Information

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    David Church
    818-888-4445, ext. 26