Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Commissioners in the Spotlight at SEC Speaks

In our February 9, 2009 post, SEC Chief Announces Priorities and Reforms, we summarized the highlights of SEC Commissioner, Mary Schapiro's, speech at the Practicing Law Institute's "SEC Speaks." Each of the the agency's other four commissioners also addressed the conference, taking the opportunity to show their support for the Commission's staff and mission, and laying out some of their goals and priorities. Each commissioner's short address is worth a read to understand where each may focus during the next year. The full text of each speech is available via these links:

Commissioner Luis A. Aguilar, "Increasing Accountability and Transparency to Investors" http://www.sec.gov/news/speech/2009/spch020609laa.htm

Commissioner Kathleen L. Casey "In Search of Transparency, Accountability, and Competition: The Regulation of Credit Rating Agencies." http://www.sec.gov/news/speech/2009/spch020609klc.htm

Commissioner Troy A. Paredes, "Remarks at 'The SEC Speaks in 2009." http://www.sec.gov/news/speech/2009/spch020609tap.htm

Commissioner Elisse B. Walter, "Remarks at 'The SEC Speaks in 2009." http://www.sec.gov/news/speech/2009/spch020609ebw.htm