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FDIC to Hold 16th Annual Bank Research Conference in Arlington, Virginia

Chairman Gruenberg to Speak on First Day of the Two-Day Event

September 6, 2016
Media contact:
Barbara Hagenbaugh
(202) 898-6993

The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) and the Journal for Financial Services Research will sponsor the 16th Annual Bank Research Conference September 8-9, 2016. The conference features a presentation of papers and keynote addresses by FDIC Chairman Martin J. Gruenberg and Professor Douglas Diamond of the University of Chicago's Booth School of Business.

Chairman Gruenberg will speak after lunch on the first day of the conference. His remarks will be webcast live starting at 1:30 p.m. EDT on September 8. Links to the webcast and the speech will be available at

This year's conference will feature seven sessions during the two days on topics ranging from liquidity and capital regulation to central bank asset purchases and the effect on bank credit formation. In addition, 19 papers that were selected from 565 submissions will be presented.

The conference will be held at the FDIC's Virginia Square building, 3501 Fairfax Drive, Arlington, VA 22226. For more information, please visit: Reporters wishing to attend should contact the FDIC's Office of Communications at


Congress created the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation in 1933 to restore public confidence in the nation's banking system. The FDIC insures deposits at the nation's banks and savings associations, 6,058 as of June 30, 2016. It promotes the safety and soundness of these institutions by identifying, monitoring and addressing risks to which they are exposed. The FDIC receives no federal tax dollars—insured financial institutions fund its operations.

FDIC press releases and other information are available on the Internet at, by subscription electronically (go to and may also be obtained through the FDIC's Public Information Center (877-275-3342 or 703-562-2200). PR-78-2016