The Securities and Exchange Commission has released additional details and an agenda for a Division of Corporation Finance roundtable on July 18. Topics include the effect of short-termism on capital markets and whether the current reporting system, or other aspects of Commission regulations, should be modified to address concerns.

The roundtable will begin at 12:30 p.m. ET in the auditorium at the SEC’s headquarters at 100 F Street, N.E., Washington, D.C., and will be open to the public. The event also will be Webcast live on and archived for later viewing.

The full speaker list will be made available on in the coming days.

A breakdown of the agenda follows.

12:30 p.m.

Opening Statements

1 p.m.

Panel One: Impact of a Short-Term Focus on Capital Markets

The panel will explore the causes of a short-term focus on our capital markets and seek to identify potential market practices and regulatory changes that could encourage long-term thinking and investments.

Moderators: William Hinman, Director, Division of Corporation Finance; Shelley Parratt, Deputy Director, Division of Corporation Finance.

2:45 p.m.

Panel Two: The Periodic Reporting System’s Role in Fostering a Long-Term Focus

The second panel will focus on the periodic reporting system and discuss what specific regulatory changes to that system could be implemented to foster a longer-term focus in our periodic reporting system.

Moderators: David Fredrickson, Chief Counsel, Division of Corporation Finance; Luna Bloom, Chief, Office of Rulemaking, Division of Corporation Finance.

Members of the public who wish to provide their views may submit comments electronically or on paper prior to the event.