The American Securitization Forum (ASF) announced today that John Walsh, acting comptroller of the currency, will give a keynote speech at ASF 2012

In his current position,Walsh oversees over 1,500 federally chartered commercial banks and almost 50 U.S.-based branches and agencies of foreign banks. Together, these financial institutions make up close to two-thirds of the assets in the U.S. commercial banking system. He is also a director of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. and NeighborWorks® America.

"We are delighted to welcome Mr. Walsh to ASF 2012," said Tom Deutsch, executive director of the ASF. "As one of the key regula-tors involved with the securitization markets, Mr. Walsh is playing a key role in help-ing determine the future of the markets as we continue to implement the Dodd-Frank Act and work to restore credit to American businesses and consumers."

Walsh joined the OCC in 2005 and previously served as chief of staff and public affairs. Prior to joining the agency, he was executive director of the Group of Thirty, which is a consultative group focused on international economic and monetary affairs.  He was also part of the Senate Banking Committee and was an international economist at the U.S. Department of Treasury.

Aside from Walsh, other keynote speakers are Representative Ed Royce, a senior member of the House Financial Services sub-committee on capital markets and GSEs. and Representative David Schweikert, vice chairman of the capital markets sub-committee.

For ASR's story on the other ASF keynote speakers, please click here.

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