Architects of the historic Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act will deliver a joint keynote address and take questions from attendees at the 6th Annual MarketCounsel Summit this December.

Former Senate Banking Committee Chairman Christopher J. Dodd (D-Conn.) and former House Financial Services Committee Chairman Barnett “Barney” Frank (D-Mass.) will address the act’s intended and actual impact on business and the economy. In particular, they will address the effect on investment advisors and proposals to improve advisor examinations that may result in requiring them to join a self-regulatory organization or be subject to user fees.

Dodd, who retired in 2011 after a 36-year career in Congress, and Frank, who retired in January after a 32-year career in the House of Representatives, co-authored the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act in 2010 in the wake of the financial crisis.

The MarketCounsel Foundation supports independent investment advisors through research, advocacy and awareness. The conference runs from December 10-13 at the Four Seasons Hotel in Las Vegas.