Since 1997, the Center for Banking and Finance has sponsored an annual continuing legal education program for the banking law community. The Banking Institute is a well-attended program that, in recent years, has been held in Charlotte, a major financial center. Speakers at past institutes have included:
In recent years, a bank general counsel has attended the Banking Institute. We've been privileged to hear from the general council of Bank of America (2007, Tim Mayopoulos), Wachovia (2008, Mark Treanor), RBC Bank (USA) (2009, Jerry Hurst), and Bank of America (2010, Edward O'Keefe). Deputy General Counsel, Robert C. Hunter from The Clearing House; spoke at the 2011 Institute. The latest general counsels to speak:
The center sponsors or co-sponsors three other annual programs:
An Emerging Issues Forum has also been developed to provide in-depth programs on an occasional basis on particular issues of current interest to the financial services community. The first such forum was held May 13, 2002, in Washington D .C., on the subject of Off-Balance Sheet Finance and Accounting.
The center has also co-sponsored conferences outside of North Carolina with other organizations, including the American Bar Association, the Securities Industry Association, and the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta. In addition to helping market these conferences, the center provides speakers from the center's faculty and helps identify other leading speakers from throughout the country.