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UPDATE: Who Will Be Next Head of the SEC?

Posted by Larry Doyle on January 18th, 2013 8:42 AM |

Two months ago, I inquired as to who might be our nation’s next chief financial cop, that is, the next head of the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Are we about to see a continuation of the Wall Street-Washington revolving door at work for this critically important position? How so?

A leak yesterday puts the name of Mary Jo White into the mix to head the SEC. Who is she? Is she the right person for the job? Not according to Sense on Cents Hall of Famer Gary Aguirre, who pulled no punches yesterday in asserting,

“Obama is not going to clean up financial corruption by pinning a sheriff’s badge on Wall Street’s protector-in-chief.”  (more…)

Will “Fix” Remain In at SEC After Schapiro?

Posted by Larry Doyle on September 19th, 2012 4:31 AM |

Reports circulating that Mary Schapiro will step down from her post at the SEC pending an Obama re-election are increasing. Unless Ms. Schapiro is relinquishing her throne in preemptive fashion I do not know why this story is even getting legs. It is certainly not uncommon for significant turnover within a President’s cabinet after the completion of a first term.

I sincerely hope that she is not in ill health but that concern is raised in a story in the New York Post, SEC You Later, Pal: Schapiro May Be Heading for The Exit,

Chatter surrounding Schapiro’s status at the regulatory agency has reached a crescendo in the past few days as an undisclosed medical procedure has resulted in her taking a leave of absence — set to end tomorrow.

An SEC official told The Post that Schapiro has been on medical leave since last Thursday and has been working from home as she recovers. (more…)






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