SIFMA Statement on Nomination of Mary Jo White for SEC Chairman

Release Date: January 24, 2013
Contact: Liz Pierce, 212.313.1173,  

SIFMA Statement on Nomination of Mary Jo White for SEC Chairman 

 Washington, DC, January 24, 2013—SIFMA today released the following statement from Kenneth E. Bentsen, Jr., executive vice president, public policy and advocacy in response to President Obama’s nomination of Mary Jo White for chairman of the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). 

“Mary Jo White’s knowledge of the securities markets, and prior commitment to public service and investor protection, make her a solid choice to serve as chairman of the SEC.  We look forward to working with her to continue the Commission’s important progress on responsible implementation of the Dodd-Frank Act and other regulatory initiatives that drive public trust and confidence in our financial markets.”   


The Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association (SIFMA) brings together the shared interests of hundreds of securities firms, banks and asset managers. SIFMA's mission is to support a strong financial industry, investor opportunity, capital formation, job creation and economic growth, while building trust and confidence in the financial markets. SIFMA, with offices in New York and Washington, D.C., is the U.S. regional member of the Global Financial Markets Association (GFMA). For more information, visit 


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