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On April 16th Babson Professor Michael A. Goldstein will speak at The Securities and Exchange during roundtable discussion on ways to improve the transparency and efficiency of the fixed income markets.

As previously announced, the roundtable will consist of four panels. The participants in the first panel will discuss the characteristics of the municipal securities market.  Babson’s Goldstein will speak on the second panel taking place at 11:00 a.m. which will focus on the characteristics of the corporate bond and asset-backed securities markets and how they compare to the municipal securities market. The third panel will discuss potential steps to improve the transparency, liquidity, efficiency, or other structural aspects of the municipal securities market.

The fourth panel will discuss potential steps to improve the transparency, liquidity, efficiency, or other structural aspects of the corporate bond and asset-backed securities markets.

The roundtable discussion will be held in the multi-purpose room of the SEC’s headquarters at 100 F Street, N.E., in Washington, D.C., beginning at 8:30 a.m. and ending at approximately 4:15 p.m. The public is invited to attend, with seating available on a first-come, first-served basis. The event will be webcast live on the Commission’s website at www.sec.gov and archived for later viewing.

About Michael Goldstein

Michael A. Goldstein is Chair of the Finance Department and a Professor of Finance at Babson College, where he holds the Donald P. Babson Chair in Applied Investments. He is also currently an Honorary Professor at The Queen’s University of Belfast (UK) and was a Visiting Professor at Trinity College (Ireland) in 2009. Goldstein has taught at Boston College and at the University of Colorado at Boulder, where he received the Proctor & Gamble Teaching Excellence Award. Dr. Goldstein’s research specialty is examining the structure of equity and bond markets and his papers have been published in major finance academic journals, including The Journal of Finance, The Journal of Financial Economics, and The Review of Financial Studies.

Dr. Goldstein is currently on the Board of Directors of the Eastern Finance Association. He is a guest editor for a Special Issue of The Financial Review on Computerized and High Frequency Trading, and is currently an Associate Editor for Financial Management and The Financial Review, and is on the editorial board of The International Review of Applied Financial Issues and Economics. Additionally, Goldstein serves as Chair of the Financial Regulatory Authority (FINRA) Economic Advisory Committee and was the Visiting Economist at the New York Stock Exchange. Prior to that, he advised the Deputy Prime Minister of Poland on Poland’s privatization program. Dr. Michael Goldstein received a B.S., an M.B.A., an M.A., and a Ph.D. in Finance from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.