Wednesday, May 6, 2015

SEC Commissioner Blasts Dodd Frank

Bob Pisani interviewed SEC Commissioner Dan Gallagher to discuss trading regulation, and wound up in a discussion on Dodd-Frank.

Not surprisingly, the Commissioner is not happy with this massive piece of legislation. According to the article, the SEC staff has been consumed by writing rules for Dodd-Frank for the past four years, practically to the detriment of everything else, and it's not over, not by a long shot.

Gallagher wants to spend more time on strengthening the trading system, but Dodd-Frank is taking up all the time.

These are all hugely important things that are critical to the agency, but we're not spending time on them because we're doing silly rules like some of the ones we've been handling the last couple of months. Dodd-Frank has been an awful distraction to the agency, and I'm hoping that, although it's the law of the land and we have to implement the remaining 50 percent, that we can prioritize other, more important things ahead of it

For more information, go to SEC commish blasts Dodd-Frank as huge 'distraction' - HITC Business

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