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Hints Of New SEC Priorities

Law360, New York (February 17, 2009, 12:00 AM EST) -- Two speeches by recently appointed Democratic SEC Commissioners may hint at the new agenda and priorities of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. At the top of the list are: more vigorous enforcement, improved risk management and closing well publicized regulatory loopholes.

More Vigorous Enforcement

In a speech on Jan. 10, 2009, recently appointed Democratic Commissioner Luis Aguilar called for immediate action to reinvigorate the SEC’s enforcement program. In particular, Commissioner Aguilar called for the following changes:

- eliminate a pilot program instituted in 2006 under...
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