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March 15, 2010

Professor Henry Hu interviewed by CNN on derivatives and the SEC’s Division of Risk, Strategy, and Financial Innovation

Professor Henry Hu, the director of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission’s newly-created Division of Risk, Strategy, and Financial Innovation, appeared on CNN, CNN International, and CNN Headline News on March 10–11, 2010, with respect to the Division’s efforts to address problems posed by complex new financial products. The televised segment, entitled “Top cops of Wall Street,” is available at

Two additional, more extended interviews appear on CNNMoney. The second segment, entitled “SEC risk detectives dig deeper,” is focused entirely on the establishment of the “Risk Fin” Division and its role at the SEC. It is available at

The third segment, entitled “SEC explains dangerous derivatives,” is focused on credit default swaps and Professor Hu's “empty creditor” research. It is available at

Professor Hu holds the Allan Shivers Chair in the Law of Banking and Finance at the University of Texas School of Law.