Financial Regulatory Reform and Public Policy Issues

Lecture / Panel
For NYU Community

The Department of Finance and Risk Engineering and the Morton L. Topfer Distinguished Lecture Series host speaker Barbara G. Novick, Vice Chairman of Blackrock, Inc. 

ABSTRACT: This lecture will explore the framework for financial regulatory reform and will take an in-depth look at several current, critical issues. How does the process work?  Who are the players?  How can investors influence outcomes? 

The speaker will look at a broad list of issues, but the focus will be on three major public-policy questions— debt ceiling, housing and money-market funds. These case studies will help to explain the interdependencies involved and the complex process of crafting solutions.

ABOUT BARBARA G. NOVICK: Barbara G. Novick, vice chairman of BlackRock, chairs its Government Relations Steering Committee. She is senior advisor to the Office of the Chairman and heads the firm’s efforts globally on government relations and public policy. Prior to founding BlackRock in 1988, Novick was a vice president in the Mortgage Products Group at The First Boston Corporation. In 1982-1985, she was with Morgan Stanley. 

Novick has authored a series of BlackRock Special Reports and ViewPoints. She serves on the boards of City Harvest and UJA-Federation and is a trustee and treasurer of the Westchester Jewish Center and of the Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy Research Foundation. Novick is a 1981 cum laude economics graduate of Cornell University.