(Webinar) Connecting the Dots: US SEC, ABS Mandates, Financial Modeling and Python

Kendra Penrose kendrap at activestate.com
Tue Sep 7 23:08:01 CEST 2010

Connecting the Dots: US SEC, ABS Mandates, Financial Modeling and Python

Date: Wednesday September 22, 2010
Time: 10:00am PST/1:00pm EST/ 17:00 UTC
Space is limited so register now at

Join us 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.

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 new SEC 
regulations, you don't want to miss this webinar!

Register at https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/151429928

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