FDIC: Sixth Annual Consumer Research Symposium To Be Held In Arlington, VA

The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) will sponsor the 6th Annual Consumer Research Symposium on October 28, 2016. The conference will feature a presentation of selected research papers and a keynote address by FDIC Chairman Martin J. Gruenberg.

More than 80 research papers were submitted for consideration, and eight were selected to be presented at the conference. These papers will be discussed during four expert panels focusing on credit building, economic inclusion, mortgages, and household budgets.

The goal of the symposium is to facilitate discussion of recent research on consumers’ capabilities, knowledge, preferences, and experiences in the market for financial products and services, as well as the effects of public policy interventions and new regulations on consumers, households, communities, and financial institutions. A diverse audience of participants from academia, government agencies, nonprofit groups, and industry is expected.

The event will take place in the Hove Auditorium at the FDIC’s Seidman Center.

For more information on the conference, visit the Consumer Research Symposium page where registration is available for a live webcast of the event.

Reporters wishing to attend should contact the FDIC’s Office of Communications at mediarequests@fdic.gov.