Items Tagged with 'SEC chair'


  • Trump taps top Wall Street lawyer, Jay Clayton, to chair SEC

    Represented Goldman Sachs, Bear Stearns, Ally, others during financial crisis
    One of the financial sector's top regulators will soon have a new leader, as President-elect Donald Trump announced Wednesday that he plans to nominate a top Wall Street lawyer to fill the position of chair of the Securities and Exchange Commission. Trump chose Jay Clayton, who represented Goldman Sachs, Bear Stearns, Ally Financial, Barclays Capital and a number of other large financial institutions during and after the financial crisis, to serve as the new chair of the SEC.
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  • SEC Chair Mary Jo White stepping down at end of Obama administration

    President-elect Trump will choose new head of SEC
    President-elect Donald Trump and his transition team are currently working to fill the roughly 4,000 jobs that will become available when the Trump administration takes over in January. However, there’s now one more government job that unexpectedly became available Monday — chair of the Securities and Exchange Commission.
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  • Sen. Warren calls for Obama to oust SEC chair

    "The only way to return the SEC to its intended purpose is to change its leadership"
    In the eyes of Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass, the chair of the Securities and Exchange Commission does not do nearly enough to prevent the “flood” of money flowing from corporations into the election process and repeatedly “undermined” the SEC’s mission to protect investors, and therefore needs to replaced immediately.
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