The annual Mutual Funds and Investment Management Conference, which will take place March 27-30, 2011, in Palm Desert, CA, will feature a panel on money market mutual funds this year. The conference description says, "ICI and FBA Examine Current Issues Impacting Investment Companies. As the financial services sector undergoes radical reform, it is critical for those in the mutual fund industry to keep abreast of the latest legislative, regulatory, and business developments affecting funds and their shareholders. Don't miss the 2011 Mutual Funds and Investment Management Conference, sponsored by the Investment Company Institute and the Federal Bar Association. The conference will be held March 27–30, 2011, at the JW Marriott Desert Springs Resort and Spa in Palm Desert, California." The panel on "Short Term Markets and Money Market Funds" will take place on Monday, March 28, and will discuss "Current regulatory agenda at the SEC and beyond, Tri-party repo task force update, and Implementation of new 2a-7 rules." It will be moderated by ICI's Chief Economist Brian Reid and will include John Hammalian, Managing Counsel and Managing Director, The Dreyfus Corporation, Stephen Keen, Counsel, Reed Smith LLP, Norman Lind, Head Trader - Money Markets, Fidelity Management and Research Company, and Robert Plaze, Associate Director, Division of Investment Management, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (via teleconference).

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