September 21, 2011 13:02 ET

Media Advisory: WMBAA Announces Congressman K. Michael Conaway Will Speak at SEFCON II Monday, October 3, 2011 at the Grand Hyatt Hotel Grand Central Station, New York, NY

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - Sep 21, 2011) - The Wholesale Markets Brokers' Association, Americas (WMBAA) ( announced today that Congressman K. Michael Conaway, Chairman of the House of Representatives Subcommittee on General Farm Commodities and Risk Management, will participate as a guest speaker at the Second Annual Swap Execution Facility Conference, referred to as "SEFCON II."

SEFCON remains the only conference series singularly focused on the regulatory classification of SEFs under the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act.

Gary Gensler, Chairman of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission has been announced as the keynote speaker for this Second Annual Swap Execution Facility Conference.

Other distinguished participants include:

  • Hon. Scott O'Malia, Commissioner, U.S. Commodities Futures Trading Commission
  • Hon. Scott Garrett, Chairman of the Subcommittee on Capital Markets and Government-Sponsored Enterprises for the House Financial Services Committee
  • Hon. Carolyn Maloney, Ranking Member of the Financial Institutions and Consumer Credit Subcommittee of the House Financial Services Committee
  • Gillian Tett, US Managing Editor, The Financial Times; author of "Fool's Gold"
  • Kevin McPartland, Principal, TABB Group
  • Paddy Hirsch, Senior Editor, Marketplace
  • Michael Gooch, Chairman & CEO, GFI Group Inc.
  • Paul Humphrey, CEO, Electronic Broking, Tullett Prebon
  • Emil Assentato, CEO, Tradition (North America)
  • Jeffrey Hogan, Managing Director, BGC Partners
  • Lee Olesky, CEO and Co-founder, Tradeweb
  • Rick McVey, Chairman and CEO, MarketAxess

SEFCON II will be held in New York City on October 3, 2011 at the Grand Hyatt Hotel, 42nd Street, New York, NY, and will build on the work of SEFCON I held in Washington, D.C. in October 2010. The full conference program includes general sessions from 8:30 am-5:00 pm, an industry luncheon at 1:00 pm, exhibits throughout, and a closing reception at 5:00 pm.

A full agenda will be announced next week.

The conference fee has been waived for all media attendees. Please register at as "Media" with complete address, name, title and company information.

To request further information please contact or

Wholesale Markets Brokers' Association, Americas
The Wholesale Markets Brokers' Association, Americas (WMBAA) is an independent industry body representing the largest inter-dealer brokers (IDBs) operating in the North American wholesale markets across a broad range of financial products. The five founding members of the group are: BGC Partners; GFI Group; ICAP; Tradition; and Tullett Prebon. The association seeks to promote the quality and standards of the industry and the critical role played by wholesale brokers in the efficient functioning of financial markets, working with key public policymakers on regulation and oversight of over-the-counter (OTC) markets and their participants. For more information, please go to

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