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Public statements by the Chairman, Commissioners, and staff of the SEC, which cover a wide range of topics concerning the state of the markets and the Commission's regulatory agenda.  To view Public Statements prior to 2012, click View Archive.

We've Moved! This page now includes Chair and Commissioner Open Meeting statements, which were previously found on the Speeches page. For your convenience, statements prior to August 2014 will remain in both sections through the end of 2014.

 
Date Title Speaker
December 2014
Dec. 17, 2014 The Importance to the Capital Markets of Updating the Rules Regarding Transfer Agents

Commissioner Luis A. Aguilar

U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission*

Dec. 17, 2014 Opening Remarks at Meeting of SEC Advisory Committee on Small and Emerging Companies

Chair Mary Jo White

Dec. 17, 2014 Opening Remarks at Meeting of SEC Advisory Committee on Small and Emerging Companies

Commissioner Luis A. Aguilar

U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission*

Dec. 17, 2014 Opening Remarks at Meeting of SEC Advisory Committee on Small and Emerging Companies

Commissioner Daniel M. Gallagher

Dec. 15, 2014 Statement on Jury's Verdict in Trial of BankAtlantic Bancorp, Inc. and Alan Levan
Andrew Ceresney
Director, Division of Enforcement

Dec. 2, 2014 Statement on Court’s Final Judgment in Case Against Life Partners Holdings, Brian Pardo, and R. Scott Peden Andrew Ceresney
Director, Division of Enforcement
November 2014
Nov. 20, 2014 Opening Remarks to the Government-Business Forum on Small Business Capital Formation

Chair Mary Jo White

Nov. 20, 2014 Opening Remarks to the Government-Business Forum on Small Business Capital Formation

Commissioner Michael S. Piwowar

Nov. 20, 2014 Opening Remarks to the Government-Business Forum on Small Business Capital Formation

Commissioner Luis A. Aguilar

Nov. 20, 2014 Statement to the SEC Government-Business Forum on Small Business Capital Formation

Commissioner Kara M. Stein

Nov. 20, 2014 Opening Remarks to the 2014 Government-Business Forum on Small Business Capital Formation

Commissioner Daniel M. Gallagher

Nov. 19, 2014 Statement at Open Meeting on Regulation SCI

Chair Mary Jo White

Nov. 19, 2014 Statement at Open Meeting on Regulation SCI

Commissioner Daniel M. Gallagher

Nov. 19, 2014 Statement at Open Meeting on Regulation SCI

Commissioner Luis A. Aguilar

Nov. 19, 2014 Statement at Open Meeting on Regulation SCI

Commissioner Michael S. Piwowar

Nov. 19, 2014 Statement at Open Meeting on Regulation SCI

Commissioner Kara M. Stein

Nov. 18, 2014 Statement on Receiving the Fordham-Stein Prize

Chair Mary Jo White

Nov. 7, 2014 Statement on Jury Verdict in Case Against Charles Kokesh

Andrew Ceresney

Director, SEC Division of Enforcement

October 2014
Oct. 30, 2014 Statement on Passing of Former SEC Chairman Rod Hills

Chair Mary Jo White

Oct. 22, 2014 Statement at the SEC Open Meeting on Credit Risk Retention

Chair Mary Jo White

Oct. 22, 2014 Dissenting Statement at the SEC Open Meeting on Credit Risk Retention

Commissioner Daniel M. Gallagher

Oct. 22, 2014 Dissenting Statement at the SEC Open Meeting on Credit Risk Retention

Commissioner Michael S. Piwowar

Oct. 22, 2014 Statement at the SEC Open Meeting on Credit Risk Retention

Commissioner Kara M. Stein

Oct. 22, 2014 Statement at the SEC Open Meeting on Credit Risk Retention

Commissioner Luis A. Aguilar

Oct. 9, 2014 Opening Remarks at Investor Advisory Committee

SEC Chair Mary Jo White

August 2014
Aug. 28, 2014 Dissenting Statement In the Matter of Lynn R. Blodgett and Kevin R. Kyser, CPA, Respondents

Commissioner Luis A. Aguilar

Aug. 27, 2014 Statement on Credit Rating Agencies at SEC Open Meeting

Chair Mary Jo White

Aug. 27, 2014 Statement on Credit Rating Agencies at SEC Open Meeting

Commissioner Luis A. Aguilar

Aug. 27, 2014 Dissenting Statement on Credit Rating Agencies at SEC Open Meeting

Commissioner Michael S. Piwowar

Aug. 27, 2014 Statement on Credit Rating Agencies at SEC Open Meeting

Commissioner Kara M. Stein

Aug. 27, 2014 Dissenting Statement on Credit Rating Agencies at SEC Open Meeting

Commissioner Daniel M. Gallagher

Aug. 27, 2014 Statement on Asset-Backed Securities at SEC Open Meeting

Chair Mary Jo White

Aug. 27, 2014 Statement on Asset-Backed Securities at SEC Open Meeting

Commissioner Michael S. Piwowar

Aug. 27, 2014 Statement on Asset-Backed Securities at SEC Open Meeting

Commissioner Luis A. Aguilar

Aug. 27, 2014 Statement on Asset-Backed Securities at SEC Open Meeting

Commissioner Kara M. Stein

Aug. 27, 2014 Statement on Asset-Backed Securities at SEC Open Meeting

Commissioner Daniel M. Gallagher

Aug. 13, 2014 Statement on Favorable Jury Verdict Against Investment Adviser

Andrew Ceresney

Director, SEC Division of Enforcement

Aug. 8, 2014 Statement on Jury Verdict in Florida Federal Court Following Trial Against Orchestrator of Pump-and-Dump Scheme

Andrew Ceresney
Director, SEC Division of Enforcement

Aug. 5, 2014 Statement on the Matter of John W. Lawton

Commissioner Daniel M. Gallagher

July 2014
July 23, 2014 Statement at SEC Open Meeting on Money Market Fund Reform

Chair Mary Jo White

July 23, 2014 Statement at SEC Open Meeting on Money Market Fund Reform

Commissioner Daniel Gallagher

July 23, 2014 Statement at SEC Open Meeting On Money Market Fund Reform

Commissioner Kara M. Stein

July 23, 2014 Statement at SEC Open Meeting On Money Market Fund Reform

Commissioner Michael S. Piwowar

July 23, 2014 Statement at SEC Open Meeting on Money Market Fund Reform

Commissioner Luis Aguilar

July 17, 2014 Statement on the Anniversary of the Dodd-Frank Act

Chair Mary Jo White

July 10, 2014 Opening Statement at Investor Advisory Committee Meeting

Chair Mary Jo White

July 10, 2014 Opening Statement at Investor Advisory Committee Meeting

Commissioner Luis A. Aguilar

June 2014
June 25, 2014 Statement at Open Meeting on Cross-Border Security-Based Swap Rules

Chair Mary Jo White

June 25, 2014 Statement at Open Meeting on Cross-Border Security-Based Swap Rules

Commissioner Michael S. Piwowar

June 25, 2014 Statement at Open Meeting on Cross-Border Security-Based Swap Rules

Commissioner Luis A. Aguilar

June 25, 2014 Statement at Open Meeting on Cross-Border Security-Based Swap Rules

Commissioner Daniel M. Gallagher

June 25, 2014 Statement at Open Meeting on Cross-Border Security-Based Swap Rules

Commissioner Kara M. Stein

June 4, 2014 Statement on 2nd Circuit Decision

Andrew Ceresney
Director, SEC Division of Enforcement

May 2014
May 15, 2014 Comment Letter on the OFR Asset Management and Financial Stability Report

Commissioner Daniel M. Gallagher

May 12, 2014 Statement on Jury’s Verdict in Case Against the Wylys:

Andrew Ceresney
Director, SEC Division of Enforcement

April 2014
April 29, 2014 Statement of the Division of Corporation Finance on the Conflict Minerals Decision

Keith F. Higgins
Director, SEC Division of Corporation Finance

April 29, 2014 Statement on WKSI Waivers

Commissioner Daniel M. Gallagher

April 28, 2014 Dissenting Statement in the Matter of The Royal Bank of Scotland Group, plc, Regarding Order Under Rule 405 of the Securities Act of 1933, Granting a Waiver From Being an Ineligible Issuer

Commissioner Kara M. Stein

April 28, 2014 Joint Statement on the Conflict Minerals Decision

Commissioners Daniel M. Gallagher and Michael S. Piwowar

March 2014
March 26, 2014 Opening Statement at SEC Roundtable on Cybersecurity

Chair Mary Jo White

March 26, 2014 Statement at SEC Roundtable on Cybersecurity

Commissioner Luis A. Aguilar

March 12, 2014 Statement at Open Meeting on Rules for Systemically Important and Security-Based Swap Clearing Agencies

Chair Mary Jo White

March 12, 2014 Statement at Open Meeting on Rules for Systemically Important and Security-Based Swap Clearing Agencies

Commissioner Luis A. Aguilar

March 12, 2014 Statement at Open Meeting on Rules for Systemically Important and Security-Based Swap Clearing Agencies

Commissioner Kara M. Stein

March 12, 2014 Statement at Open Meeting on Rules for Systemically Important and Security-Based Swap Clearing Agencies

Commissioner Daniel M. Gallagher

March 12, 2014 Statement at Open Meeting on Rules for Systemically Important and Security-Based Swap Clearing Agencies

Commissioner Michael S. Piwowar

March 12, 2014 Statement on Judge's Ruling on Sanctions for Fabrice Tourre

Andrew Ceresney
Director, SEC Division of Enforcement

March 6, 2014 Statement on Jury Verdict in Insider Trading Case

Andrew Ceresney
Director, SEC Division of Enforcement

March 4, 2014 Statement on Proposed SEC Budget for Fiscal 2015

Chair Mary Jo White

February 2014
Feb. 25, 2014 Statement on the Re-Opening of the Comment Period for Asset-Backed Securities Disclosure and Registration

Commissioner Michael S. Piwowar

Feb. 20, 2014 Statement on Court Filing by SEC to Protect Whistleblowers From Retaliation

Sean McKessy
Chief, Office of the Whistleblower

Feb. 11, 2014 Statement on Verdict in Jury Trial of Fund Manager Involved in Petters Ponzi Scheme

Andrew Ceresney
Director, SEC Division of Enforcement

Feb. 5, 2014 Statement at Open Meeting on 2014 PCAOB Budget and Accounting Support Fee

Chair Mary Jo White

Feb. 5, 2014 Statement at Open Meeting on 2014 PCAOB Budget and Accounting Support Fee

Commissioner Michael S. Piwowar

Feb. 5, 2014 Statement at Open Meeting on 2014 PCAOB Budget and Accounting Support Fee

Commissioner Kara M. Stein

Feb. 5, 2014 Statement at Open Meeting on 2014 PCAOB Budget and Accounting Support Fee

Commissioner Daniel M. Gallagher

Feb. 4, 2014 Statement on Life Partners Verdict

Andrew Ceresney
Director, SEC Division of Enforcement

January 2014
Jan. 29, 2014 Statement on Financial Accounting Foundation Announcement

Chair Mary Jo White

Jan. 14, 2014 Dissenting Statement Regarding Adoption of Interim Final Rule Regarding Certain CDOs Backed by TruPS as a "Companion Rule" to the Volcker Rule

Commissioner Michael S. Piwowar

Jan. 8, 2014 Statement on the Commission’s Issuance of Certain Exemptive Orders Related to Rule 17g-5(c)(1)

Commissioner Luis A. Aguilar

U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission[1]

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Date: Dec. 17, 2014

Title: The Importance to the Capital Markets of Updating the Rules Regarding Transfer Agents

Speaker

Commissioner Luis A. Aguilar

U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission*

Date: Dec. 17, 2014

Title: Opening Remarks at Meeting of SEC Advisory Committee on Small and Emerging Companies

Speaker

Commissioner Luis A. Aguilar

U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission*

Date: Dec. 17, 2014

Title: Opening Remarks at Meeting of SEC Advisory Committee on Small and Emerging Companies

Speaker

Commissioner Daniel M. Gallagher

Date: Dec. 15, 2014

Title: Statement on Jury's Verdict in Trial of BankAtlantic Bancorp, Inc. and Alan Levan

Speaker

Andrew Ceresney
Director, Division of Enforcement

Date: Dec. 2, 2014

Title: Statement on Court’s Final Judgment in Case Against Life Partners Holdings, Brian Pardo, and R. Scott Peden

Speaker Andrew Ceresney
Director, Division of Enforcement

Date: Nov. 20, 2014

Title: Opening Remarks to the Government-Business Forum on Small Business Capital Formation

Speaker

Commissioner Michael S. Piwowar

Date: Nov. 20, 2014

Title: Opening Remarks to the Government-Business Forum on Small Business Capital Formation

Speaker

Commissioner Luis A. Aguilar

Date: Nov. 20, 2014

Title: Statement to the SEC Government-Business Forum on Small Business Capital Formation

Speaker

Commissioner Kara M. Stein

Date: Nov. 20, 2014

Title: Opening Remarks to the 2014 Government-Business Forum on Small Business Capital Formation

Speaker

Commissioner Daniel M. Gallagher

Date: Nov. 19, 2014

Title: Statement at Open Meeting on Regulation SCI

Speaker

Chair Mary Jo White

Date: Nov. 19, 2014

Title: Statement at Open Meeting on Regulation SCI

Speaker

Commissioner Daniel M. Gallagher

Date: Nov. 19, 2014

Title: Statement at Open Meeting on Regulation SCI

Speaker

Commissioner Luis A. Aguilar

Date: Nov. 19, 2014

Title: Statement at Open Meeting on Regulation SCI

Speaker

Commissioner Michael S. Piwowar

Date: Nov. 19, 2014

Title: Statement at Open Meeting on Regulation SCI

Speaker

Commissioner Kara M. Stein

Date: Nov. 18, 2014

Title: Statement on Receiving the Fordham-Stein Prize

Speaker

Chair Mary Jo White

Date: Nov. 7, 2014

Title: Statement on Jury Verdict in Case Against Charles Kokesh

Speaker

Andrew Ceresney

Director, SEC Division of Enforcement

Date: Oct. 30, 2014

Title: Statement on Passing of Former SEC Chairman Rod Hills

Speaker

Chair Mary Jo White

Date: Oct. 22, 2014

Title: Statement at the SEC Open Meeting on Credit Risk Retention

Speaker

Chair Mary Jo White

Date: Oct. 22, 2014

Title: Dissenting Statement at the SEC Open Meeting on Credit Risk Retention

Speaker

Commissioner Daniel M. Gallagher

Date: Oct. 22, 2014

Title: Dissenting Statement at the SEC Open Meeting on Credit Risk Retention

Speaker

Commissioner Michael S. Piwowar

Date: Oct. 22, 2014

Title: Statement at the SEC Open Meeting on Credit Risk Retention

Speaker

Commissioner Kara M. Stein

Date: Oct. 22, 2014

Title: Statement at the SEC Open Meeting on Credit Risk Retention

Speaker

Commissioner Luis A. Aguilar

Date: Oct. 9, 2014

Title: Opening Remarks at Investor Advisory Committee

Speaker

SEC Chair Mary Jo White

Date: Aug. 28, 2014

Title: Dissenting Statement In the Matter of Lynn R. Blodgett and Kevin R. Kyser, CPA, Respondents

Speaker

Commissioner Luis A. Aguilar

Date: Aug. 27, 2014

Title: Statement on Credit Rating Agencies at SEC Open Meeting

Speaker

Chair Mary Jo White

Date: Aug. 27, 2014

Title: Statement on Credit Rating Agencies at SEC Open Meeting

Speaker

Commissioner Luis A. Aguilar

Date: Aug. 27, 2014

Title: Dissenting Statement on Credit Rating Agencies at SEC Open Meeting

Speaker

Commissioner Michael S. Piwowar

Date: Aug. 27, 2014

Title: Statement on Credit Rating Agencies at SEC Open Meeting

Speaker

Commissioner Kara M. Stein

Date: Aug. 27, 2014

Title: Dissenting Statement on Credit Rating Agencies at SEC Open Meeting

Speaker

Commissioner Daniel M. Gallagher

Date: Aug. 27, 2014

Title: Statement on Asset-Backed Securities at SEC Open Meeting

Speaker

Chair Mary Jo White

Date: Aug. 27, 2014

Title: Statement on Asset-Backed Securities at SEC Open Meeting

Speaker

Commissioner Michael S. Piwowar

Date: Aug. 27, 2014

Title: Statement on Asset-Backed Securities at SEC Open Meeting

Speaker

Commissioner Luis A. Aguilar

Date: Aug. 27, 2014

Title: Statement on Asset-Backed Securities at SEC Open Meeting

Speaker

Commissioner Kara M. Stein

Date: Aug. 27, 2014

Title: Statement on Asset-Backed Securities at SEC Open Meeting

Speaker

Commissioner Daniel M. Gallagher

Date: Aug. 13, 2014

Title: Statement on Favorable Jury Verdict Against Investment Adviser

Speaker

Andrew Ceresney

Director, SEC Division of Enforcement

Date: Aug. 8, 2014

Title: Statement on Jury Verdict in Florida Federal Court Following Trial Against Orchestrator of Pump-and-Dump Scheme

Speaker

Andrew Ceresney
Director, SEC Division of Enforcement

Date: Aug. 5, 2014

Title: Statement on the Matter of John W. Lawton

Speaker

Commissioner Daniel M. Gallagher

Date: July 23, 2014

Title: Statement at SEC Open Meeting on Money Market Fund Reform

Speaker

Chair Mary Jo White

Date: July 23, 2014

Title: Statement at SEC Open Meeting on Money Market Fund Reform

Speaker

Commissioner Daniel Gallagher

Date: July 23, 2014

Title: Statement at SEC Open Meeting On Money Market Fund Reform

Speaker

Commissioner Kara M. Stein

Date: July 23, 2014

Title: Statement at SEC Open Meeting On Money Market Fund Reform

Speaker

Commissioner Michael S. Piwowar

Date: July 23, 2014

Title: Statement at SEC Open Meeting on Money Market Fund Reform

Speaker

Commissioner Luis Aguilar

Date: July 17, 2014

Title: Statement on the Anniversary of the Dodd-Frank Act

Speaker

Chair Mary Jo White

Date: July 10, 2014

Title: Opening Statement at Investor Advisory Committee Meeting

Speaker

Chair Mary Jo White

Date: July 10, 2014

Title: Opening Statement at Investor Advisory Committee Meeting

Speaker

Commissioner Luis A. Aguilar

Date: June 25, 2014

Title: Statement at Open Meeting on Cross-Border Security-Based Swap Rules

Speaker

Chair Mary Jo White

Date: June 25, 2014

Title: Statement at Open Meeting on Cross-Border Security-Based Swap Rules

Speaker

Commissioner Michael S. Piwowar

Date: June 25, 2014

Title: Statement at Open Meeting on Cross-Border Security-Based Swap Rules

Speaker

Commissioner Luis A. Aguilar

Date: June 25, 2014

Title: Statement at Open Meeting on Cross-Border Security-Based Swap Rules

Speaker

Commissioner Daniel M. Gallagher

Date: June 25, 2014

Title: Statement at Open Meeting on Cross-Border Security-Based Swap Rules

Speaker

Commissioner Kara M. Stein

Date: June 4, 2014

Title: Statement on 2nd Circuit Decision

Speaker

Andrew Ceresney
Director, SEC Division of Enforcement

Date: May 15, 2014

Title: Comment Letter on the OFR Asset Management and Financial Stability Report

Speaker

Commissioner Daniel M. Gallagher

Date: May 12, 2014

Title: Statement on Jury’s Verdict in Case Against the Wylys:

Speaker

Andrew Ceresney
Director, SEC Division of Enforcement

Date: April 29, 2014

Title: Statement of the Division of Corporation Finance on the Conflict Minerals Decision

Speaker

Keith F. Higgins
Director, SEC Division of Corporation Finance

Date: April 29, 2014

Title: Statement on WKSI Waivers

Speaker

Commissioner Daniel M. Gallagher

Date: April 28, 2014

Title: Joint Statement on the Conflict Minerals Decision

Speaker

Commissioners Daniel M. Gallagher and Michael S. Piwowar

Date: March 26, 2014

Title: Opening Statement at SEC Roundtable on Cybersecurity

Speaker

Chair Mary Jo White

Date: March 26, 2014

Title: Statement at SEC Roundtable on Cybersecurity

Speaker

Commissioner Luis A. Aguilar

Date: March 12, 2014

Title: Statement on Judge's Ruling on Sanctions for Fabrice Tourre

Speaker

Andrew Ceresney
Director, SEC Division of Enforcement

Date: March 6, 2014

Title: Statement on Jury Verdict in Insider Trading Case

Speaker

Andrew Ceresney
Director, SEC Division of Enforcement

Date: March 4, 2014

Title: Statement on Proposed SEC Budget for Fiscal 2015

Speaker

Chair Mary Jo White

Date: Feb. 20, 2014

Title: Statement on Court Filing by SEC to Protect Whistleblowers From Retaliation

Speaker

Sean McKessy
Chief, Office of the Whistleblower

Date: Feb. 11, 2014

Title: Statement on Verdict in Jury Trial of Fund Manager Involved in Petters Ponzi Scheme

Speaker

Andrew Ceresney
Director, SEC Division of Enforcement

Date: Feb. 5, 2014

Title: Statement at Open Meeting on 2014 PCAOB Budget and Accounting Support Fee

Speaker

Chair Mary Jo White

Date: Feb. 5, 2014

Title: Statement at Open Meeting on 2014 PCAOB Budget and Accounting Support Fee

Speaker

Commissioner Michael S. Piwowar

Date: Feb. 5, 2014

Title: Statement at Open Meeting on 2014 PCAOB Budget and Accounting Support Fee

Speaker

Commissioner Kara M. Stein

Date: Feb. 5, 2014

Title: Statement at Open Meeting on 2014 PCAOB Budget and Accounting Support Fee

Speaker

Commissioner Daniel M. Gallagher

Date: Feb. 4, 2014

Title: Statement on Life Partners Verdict

Speaker

Andrew Ceresney
Director, SEC Division of Enforcement

Date: Jan. 29, 2014

Title: Statement on Financial Accounting Foundation Announcement

Speaker

Chair Mary Jo White

Date: Jan. 8, 2014

Title: Statement on the Commission’s Issuance of Certain Exemptive Orders Related to Rule 17g-5(c)(1)

Speaker

Commissioner Luis A. Aguilar

U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission[1]