February 24, 2014
"The NFI summit has earned a reputation as one of the most engaging and provocative annual events for the financial services industry and this year's program may produce the most vigorous discussion yet," said Brien Smith, dean of Indiana State University's Scott College of Business and interim director of NFI.
February 24, 2014
A new Policy Brief, 2014-PB-01, "Dodd-Frank and the Great Debate: Regulation vs. Growth" by financial analyst, investment banker, author and NFI Fellow, Christopher Whalen, is now available from our Policy Briefs page.
The paper explores the swing of public policy from periods of strict regulation to eras of greater permissiveness has enormous implications for economic growth. This paper examines the development of regulation in the US from the 19th century up to the passage of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (Dodd-Frank) in 2010, from both a political and economic perspective.
All of our publications are accessible from our publications pages.
February 13, 2014
Indiana State University's Networks Financial Institute (NFI) provided significant input into the Federal Insurance Office's recently released report on modernizing and improving insurance regulation.
For more than a decade, NFI - an outreach of Indiana State's Scott College of Business - has been working to answer challenges surrounding the financial services industry. A 2011 NFI policy brief provided detailed recommendations for the insurance office's congressionally-mandated report on how to respond to questions posed by the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act.
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Networks Financial Institute, a nationally recognized thought leader in insurance regulatory reform, is uniquely positioned to provide insight and influence insurance public policy. The NFI Insurance Public Policy Summit has earned a reputation as one of the most engaging and provocative annual events for the financial services sector, and 2014 will be no exception.
U.S. financial institutions have been significant players in international markets, but globalization has brought new challenges for U.S. regulators, policymakers and insurers. Congress and the Administration will be stepping up their efforts to examine the current regulatory framework and other modernization/efficiency/competitiveness proposals.
Mark your calendar now to be on hand with key Congressional, government and industry leaders to hear experts present new research on the challenges facing U.S. and international financial markets.
Congressional, Administration and industry leaders along with expert researchers have been invited to present at the Summit.
Wednesday, March 12, 2014
Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center
1300 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20004
The rotunda is on the 8th floor of the ITC.
All attendees should have a Photo ID (Driver’s License, Passport, etc) to gain entry to the building.
There are several entrances to this building and it is recommended that the one on Pennsylvania Avenue is used.
Directions & Parking:
More information will be added to the event pages as it becomes available or you can contact:
Networks Financial Institute, Indiana State University
Networks Financial Institute's 10th Annual Insurance Public Policy Summit is generously supported by
February 24, 2014
We are pleased to announce that Michael T. McRaith, Director of the Federal Insurance Office (FIO), Senator Heidi Heitkamp (D-ND), of the Senate Banking Committee and and Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship and Congressman Randy Neugebauer (R-TX), Chairman of the House Financial Services Subcommittee on Housing and Insurance will be speaking at this years' Summit.
Other confirmed speakers include:
Monica J. Lindeen, President-Elect of the National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC) and Commissioner of Securities and Insurance, Montana State Auditor.
Peter G. Gallanis, President of the National Organization of Life and Health Insurance Guaranty Associations (NOLHGA).
Martin F. Grace, James S. Kemper Professor of Risk Management and Associate Director and Research Associate at the Center for Risk Management and Insurance Research at Georgia State University. Networks Financial Institute Senior Fellow.
Kevin Nixon, Managing Director of Regulatory Affairs at the Institute of International Finance (IIF).
Tim Pawlenty, Chief Executive Officer of the Financial Services Roundtable.
Leigh Ann Pusey, President and CEO of the American Insurance Association (AIA).
Peter J. Wallison, Co-Director of American Enterprise Institute's (AEI) program on Financial Policy Studies.
Michael T. McRaith
Senator Heidi Heitkamp
Congressman Randy Neugebauer
Monica J. Lindeen
Peter G. Gallanis
Martin F. Grace
Leigh Ann Pusey
Peter J. Wallison
Biographies of these speakers can be found on our Summit pages.
Networks Financial Institute (NFI) at Indiana State University was founded in 2003 with the help of a grant from the Lilly Endowment, Inc., an Indianapolis-based, private philanthropic foundation. NFI strives to facilitate broad, collaborative thinking, dialogue and progress in the evolving financial services marketplace through student programs, financial literacy programs and thought leadership.
NFI exists to facilitate broad, collaborative thinking, dialogue and progress in the evolving financial services marketplace through three targeted initiatives:
The Networks Scholars program is intended to develop tomorrow's hardworking, dedicated, knowledgeable, and inquisitive scholars into financial industry professionals. The program is a four-year scholarship for qualified freshmen accepted to Indiana State University, who choose to pursue a career in the financial services industry. More about the Networks Scholarship program.