The American Securitization Forum (ASF) will have Michael S. Barr, the assistant secretary for financial institutions at the U.S. Department of Treasury, as featured speaker at the upcoming ASF 2010. Barr will give his speech on Feb. 1.

Barr joined the Treasury Department last May and is responsible for developing and coordinating the deparment’s policies on legislative and regulatory issues affecting financial institutions, including financial regulatory reform legislation and mortgage loan modifications. He has previously served as former Treasury Secretary Robert Rubin’s special assistant, as deputy
assistant secretary of the Treasury and as special advisor to ex president Bill Clinton.

“We are delighted Michael Barr is going to speak at ASF 2010,” said Tom Deutsch, executive director of the ASF. “He’s playing a key role in developing mortgage modifications, as well as financial reform, and will be able to give us real-time insights into the Administration’s proposals and initiatives regarding help for struggling homeowners.”

ASF 2010 will be held from Jan. 31 to Feb. 3 at the Gaylord National Hotel  in Washington, D.C.

The conference will feature various panels and speakers who will address a broad range of crucial topics facing the securitization markets, such as policy reforms, the future of the GSEs, Safe Harbor reform proposals and ways to restart the markets and get credit flowing again to consumers and businesses.

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