Mary Jo White
Private Companies: Beware of SEC Scrutiny
The Securities and Exchange Commission is bringing case after case charging private companies and their executives with fraud.
In Accounting Swan Song, SEC’s White Urges Convergence
Outgoing SEC Commissioner Mary Jo White encourages FASB and IASB to continue collaboration.
Trump Names Wall Street Lawyer to Head SEC
Jay Clayton, who has spent decades defending large banks, would become another Trump appointee with longstanding Wall Street ties.
PCAOB Chair Goes on the Defensive
The Republican electoral wins pose an added threat to the tenure of PCAOB Chair James Doty.
SEC Approves New Markets Oversight System
The consolidated audit trail will track the life cycle of every trade in the markets, accounting for billions of transactions, canceled orders and quotes.
SEC Eases Restrictions on Intrastate Offerings
By allowing issuers to solicit capital out of state, the commission recognized the "tremendous expansion of internet communications."
SEC Hit Record Enforcement Highs in 2016
The SEC broke records for single-year enforcement actions filed and total dollars gained from forfeitures.
House Blocks SEC’s Universal Proxy Ballot Plan
The SEC has been working on a rule that could give activist investors an edge in contested board elections.
SEC Considering Tighter Regulation of ETFs
"Despite the popularity and broad success of these funds, their history is not without some turbulence," SEC Chair Mary Jo White says.
SEC to Increase Scrutiny of Mutual Funds
The agency is concerned about liquidity as a "market-wide risk" after the failure last year of a high-yield bond fund.
Appeals Slowing Down SEC’s ‘Fast-Track’ Process
The median time for the SEC to decide appeals of the in-house judges’ decisions has increased to 19 months.