Full Committee Hearing

Turmoil in U.S. Credit Markets: The Role of the Credit Rating Agencies

Date:   Tuesday, April 22, 2008 Time:   10:00 AM

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The witness on Panel I will be The Honorable Christopher Cox, Chairman, U. S. Securities and Exchange Commission. The witnesses on Panel II will be Professor John C. Coffee, Jr., Adolf A. Berle Professor of Law, Columbia University Law School; Dr. Arturo Cifuentes, Managing Director, R.W. Pressprich & Co.; Mr. Stephen W. Joynt, President and Chief Executive Officer, Fitch Group, Inc.; Ms. Claire Robinson, Senior Managing Director, Moody?s Investors Service; and Ms. Vickie A. Tillman, Executive Vice President, Standard & Poor?s.


Witness Panel 1

  1. Honorable Christopher Cox
    Securities and Exchange Commission

Witness Panel 2

  1. Dr. Arturo Cifuentes
    Managing Director
    R.W. Pressprich & Co.
  2. Professor John C. Coffee
    Adolf A. Berle Professor of Law
    Columbia University Law School
  3. Mr. Stephen W. Joynt
    President and Chief Executive Officer
    Fitch Ratings
  4. Ms. Claire Robinson
    Senior Managing Director
    Moody's Investors Service
  5. Ms. Vickie A. Tillman
    Executive Vice President for Credit Market Services
    Standard & Poor's