Mary Jo White


  • Senate investigates high-speed trading. So what? Monday, 16 Jun 2014 | 5:03 PM ET
    Brad Katsuyama, chief executive officer of IEX Group Inc.

    The U.S. Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations will hold high-speed trading hearings tomorrow, but the lineup is strange.

  • SEC-Citi deal wrongly rejected by judge Wednesday, 4 Jun 2014 | 1:15 PM ET

    The court said Judge Jed Rakoff was wrong to require the SEC to establish the "truth" as a condition of approving the deal.

  • 'Markets are not rigged': SEC Chair Mary Jo White Tuesday, 29 Apr 2014 | 12:39 PM ET
    SEC Chairwoman Mary Jo White

    Mary Jo White tells a House hearing that "the U.S. markets are the strongest and most reliable in the world," rebutting Michael Lewis' assertions in his book "Flash Boys: A Wall Street Revolt."

  • New SEC task force eyes 'emerging financial fraud' Tuesday, 29 Apr 2014 | 10:14 AM ET
    Securities and Exchange Commission Chairwoman Mary Jo White.

    Mary Jo White, SEC Commission Chair, said new investigations will be launched. She said that the SEC was investigating on "emerging financial fraud."

  • Why SEC's aggressive stance fails: Weak witnesses Monday, 10 Mar 2014 | 9:50 AM ET
    The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) headquarters building stands in Washington, D.C.

    As the U.S. SEC seeks to become a more formidable force in the courtroom, a string of trial defeats has exposed a weak spot: witness testimony.

  • NYSE proposes 'kill switch' to catch trading errors Monday, 23 Dec 2013 | 4:45 PM ET
    Traders on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    The NYSE's Euronext unit has filed a plan with regulators to offer firms a "kill switch" that could cut off trading if preset levels were breached.

  • SEC launches new website for market analysis Wednesday, 9 Oct 2013 | 11:10 AM ET
    SEC Chairwoman Mary Jo White

    The SEC launches a new site on market structure to serve as a central location to share research.

  • Gay investors seek couples' equality before SEC Monday, 9 Sep 2013 | 4:40 PM ET

    A group of investors are asking U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission Chair Mary Jo White to ensure investment rights equality for gay couples.

  • Admitting Guilt or Heftier Fines? The SEC's Choice Saturday, 22 Jun 2013 | 10:43 AM ET

    Does it matter if you admit guilt if you're paying the fine? CNBC.com managing editor Allen Wastler ponders the question.

  • Brokers-Dealers May See Fiduciary Standard Rules Soon Monday, 29 Apr 2013 | 12:00 AM ET

    Consumer advocates are concerned that fiduciary standard rules won't be strong enough to protect consumers, while registered advisors fear that complex rules will favor bigger firms.

  • Obama Picks Mary Jo White to Lead SEC Thursday, 24 Jan 2013 | 2:45 PM ET
    President Obama with Mary Jo White and Richard Cordray.

    President Obama nominated Mary Jo White to lead the Securities and Exchange Commission, tapping an attorney with broad experience in prosecuting white-collar crimes to lead an agency that has a central role in implementing Wall Street reform.