CAPIS Sponsors Public Policy Forum


New York, NY Last week’s agreement between US House and Senate negotiators on a financial regulation bill moves the Obama administration one step closer to the most extensive regulatory overhaul of Wall Street in decades.  In the wake of this development, Dallas-based agency broker, Capital Institutional Services (CAPIS) will be sponsoring its 2010 Public Policy forum on Tuesday, June 29th, 2010 to discuss the implications of the proposed financial reform, as well as the prospects for regulatory reform in a number of other key policy areas. 

Given the extensive legislative agenda of the Obama administration, and the significance of many of these potential regulatory changes, buy-side investors’ use of Washington policy research has exploded in recent years.  In fact, according to a recently published report by Integrity Research Associates, 58 policy research and political intelligence firms now market their research and advisory services to the institutional investor community.   For more information about this report on the policy research business click on

CAPIS’ 2010 Public Policy Forum will feature Mr. Andrew Taylor of Washington policy research firm Political Alpha, and Mr. Jeb Mason of Cypress Advisory Group.  Michael Mayhew of Integrity Research Associates will be moderating the panel discussion.  The topics that this panel will address includes: 

  • The specifics of the pending financial services bill
  • The likely winners and losers from the proposed legislation
  • The prospects for legislation regarding FNMA and FHLMC
  • Potential energy policy reform, and
  • Near-term tax legislation

CAPIS’ upcoming 2010 Public Policy Forum will be held from 11:00 am until 1:00 pm at the Tower Club, on the 48th floor of Thanksgiving Tower, 1601 Elm Street, Dallas, Texas  75201.  Lunch will be included.  Attendance is limited to institutional investors.  To RSVP please contact Ms.  Anne Barlow at 214.978.4754 or e-mail her at

About Capital institutional Services, Inc. (CAPIS) CAPIS is a leading independent U.S. institutional broker specializing in global agency trading, independent research and commission management programs for asset managers, plan sponsors and broker-dealers. Supported by advanced trading technology, CAPIS’s traders deliver superior execution in domestic and international equities, fixed income, options and program trading. With over 33 years of experience in the independent research and commission management business, the firm’s industry leading CCA and CSA programs provide added tools for reducing transaction costs and improving performance. Founded in 1977, CAPIS is a member of the New York Stock Exchange, the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, and SIPC. For more information, visit

About Cypress Advisory, LLC.  Cypress Advisory is a Washington-based political and regulatory risk consulting and research firm that provides public policy analysis to corporate clients through their strategy consulting and government markets practices, and to institutional investment managers through their research services. Cypress provides analysis of legislative and regulatory processes, including outcome-specific probabilities that have immediate market-relevance.

About Integrity Research Associates.  Integrity Research Associates, LLC is an information and solutions provider specializing in the investment research industry. Its institutional investor clients use Integrity’s services to find new research providers and monitor existing ones. Integrity ResearchSelect® provides confidential, customized searches tailored to investors’ requirements. Integrity covers over 3,400 research firms in the U.S., Europe and Asia. Additional information about Integrity can be found at

About Political Alpha™.  Political Alpha is a research service that allows hedge funds to understand and mitigate domestic political risk.  The firm’s insight and experience create politically intelligent and tradable alpha across all major economic sectors.  Political Alpha delivers access to the best Washington, DC lobbying resources available, arming institutional investors with the political intelligence they need to create alpha.


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