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Apr 9 2013 | 9:28am ET
The U.S. Senate yesterday unanimously confirmed former federal prosecutor Mary Jo White as chairman of the Securities and Exchange Commission.
White was approved to serve out the remainder of Mary Schapiro's term, which expires in 2014. Schapiro left the SEC in December and was replaced, on an interim basis, by Elisse Walter.
White spent nearly a decade leading the U.S. Attorney's Office in Manhattan. Sine then, she's worked at law firm Debevoise & Plimpton.
White was expected to start work today and could make her public debut tomorrow during an SEC hearing. While her appointment appears designed to indicate the Barack Obama administration's plans to get tough on white-collar crime, White isn't expected to speed up the rule-making process, which is still working to implement a number of new regulations mandated by the Dodd-Frank law and last year's JOBS Act.
Oct 21 2015 | 10:41am ET
One of the most unique charity benefits in the hedge fund industry, A Leg To Stand On's (ALTSO's) Hedge Fund Rocktoberfest - NYC, raised nearly $500,000 last Thursday thanks to the generous support of major sponsors and nearly 1,400 attendees from the Tri-State finance, business and hedge fund communities. Read more…