The Securities and Exchange Commission announced that it will host a conference on December 4, 2019 entitled “The State of Our Securities Markets.” The conference includes representatives from various government agencies, as well as private sector representatives. Areas of focus at the conference will include global macroeconomic trends—and their impacts on our capital markets; changes to the global equity and credit markets—including how today’s markets differ from those of the early 2000s and market concentration and fragmentation within certain areas of the securities markets, including relevant causes and potential risks and effects. The panel on equity and debt capital markets is slated to discuss changes to the global equity and credit markets, including how today’s markets differ from those of the early 2000s, and the dynamics, trends, and risks shaping tomorrow’s markets, including corporate debt levels and high yield debt, CLOs, the impact of economic growth slowdown in the U.S. and Europe, dynamics in China and Asia, bank risk, and relevant regulation. The program will be webcast. See details here.