Daily Archives: November 15, 2016, 8:55 am

SEC Chairman White to Leave Agency, Opening Door to Conservative Shift – WSJ

The SEC is normally governed by five commissioners, including three from the president’s party and two from the other. President Barack Obama nominated two candidates to fill the existing vacancies more than a year ago, but the gridlocked Senate hasn’t confirmed them. Republican Commissioner Michael Piwowar is likely to lead the agency as acting chairman after Ms. White exits, although…

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SEC’s White Says She Will Step Aside When Obama Leaves Office – Bloomberg

While it’s early in the process, a number of names are being floated as possible contenders, according to people close to the transition, finance industry trade groups, congressional aides and SEC staff members. Gallagher and Atkins, who is chief executive officer of Patomak Partners, are both possible contenders as are Proskauer Rose LLP lawyer Ralph Ferrara, a former SEC general counsel; and SkyBridge…

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