For Next SEC Chief, Why Not an Investor? – WSJ.com

But the field ought not to be restricted to these candidates. It is surprising, for example, that none of the would-be chairmen hails from the investment community. Given the SEC’s role, and its recent struggles, wouldn’t it make sense to turn a poacher into a gamekeeper? To ask a senior fund manager to do his or her bit for the country?

Many would balk at having to take a pay cut, but it wouldn’t hurt the White House to explore a pool of professionals who know markets, have experience of politics and lobbying, and would be seen as having fewer conflicts of interest than former bankers and lawyers.

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