SEC Commissioners

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    'Hold' everything: SEC may be stuck at three commissioners for a while


    Instead of trying to come up with new ways to repeatedly express public “disappointment” in the SEC, says enforcement blogger Bruce Carton, perhaps the U.S. Senate could simply do its own job and vote on the two nominees that President Obama nominated back in October 2015. Carton explores reasons behind ...

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    Sen. Warren, Chair White and the circle of disappointment


    At a hearing this week, Sen. Elizabeth Warren tried to hang her "disappointment" on SEC Chair Mary Jo White for the third time in 12 months. This time, to Sen. Warren's surprise, Chair White was ready to fight disappointment with disappointment.

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    ‘Routine’ vote to finally approve two SEC commissioner nominees blocked


    Image: The struggle to add two commissioners to the SEC drags on, leaving SEC Chair Mary Jo White (left) and two other SEC commissioners to do the work of what is supposed to be a five-member commission. The most recent development in this saga came yesterday, when a supposedly “routine” ...

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    Advocacy Group Rolls Out 'Dump (Mary Jo) Truck' on D.C. Streets


    What stunts are even left for the next disgruntled advocacy group to pursue? Skywriters? Taking over the television airwaves to deliver a message like the Joker in Batman? Falconers? Stay tuned!

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    Gallagher Out: SEC Commissioner Sets Departure Deadline of Oct. 2


    Nearly four months after SEC Commissioner Daniel Gallagher announced his intention to depart the SEC, no successor has been nominated by the White House. Today, Commissioner Gallagher issued a short statement indicating that his offer to stay on as a commissioner now has an expiration date: Friday, October 2, 2015. ...

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    Outgoing SEC Commissioner Gallagher Takes One Last Shot at Dodd-Frank


    In what was likely his last formal speech as an SEC commissioner, Commissioner Dan Gallagher invoked into his inner Stuart Smalley to take aim one last time at his favorite target, the Dodd-Frank Act.

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    SEC Chair White Responds to Sen. Warren’s ‘Disappointment’


    In response to a lengthy list of grievances laid out by Sen. Elizabeth Warren in early June 2015, SEC Chair Mary Jo White has answered the Senator’s complaints. Specifically, White explained her recusals from certain cases (she had been granted permission to be recused from certain cases for two years), ...

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    Sen. Warren and 'Liberal Allies' Derail Planned SEC Nomination


    Sen. Elizabeth Warren and activist groups with which she is aligned have reportedly derailed President Obama's plan to nominate a corporate lawyer for a soon-to-be open Democratic seat on the Commission.

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    SEC Commissioners Want New Rules for Transfer Agents


    In an increasingly rare display of unity among members of the Securities and Exchange Commission, they say that the Commission needs to dust off decades-old rules for transfer agents. New requirements could include requiring agents to be appropriately insured, properly disclosing conflicts of interest; and being subjected to more robust ...

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    SEC's Pinterest Page Highlights Achievements of Women SEC Officials


    The SEC has found another interesting use for its "Pinterest" page. It recently created a Women's History Month board on the popular social media site to help gather information and photos, and celebrate the achievements of many of the most influential women employees in in its history.