Posted by Kara M. Stein, U.S. Securities & Exchange Commission, on Wednesday, February 24, 2016
Kara M. Stein is a Commissioner at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. This post is based on Commissioner Stein’s recent remarks at SEC Speaks, available here. The views expressed in this post are those of Commissioner Stein and do not necessarily reflect those of the Securities and Exchange Commission, the other Commissioners, or the Staff.
Good morning. It is a pleasure to be part of SEC Speaks. This conference provides an important forum for the Commission staff, the securities bar, and financial market participants to discuss cutting-edge issues. As our securities markets continue to undergo change at an incredible pace, this conference helps us to look back and to look ahead.
Before I begin, I would like to acknowledge the phenomenal and dedicated staff of the SEC, many of whom are present or are participating via video-conference today. Our staff is over 4,000 strong, across twelve offices and dedicated each and every day to protecting investors, maintaining fair, orderly, and efficient markets, and helping to facilitate capital formation.
Of course, I would be remiss if I did not remind you that the views I am expressing today are my own and do not necessarily reflect those of the Commission, my fellow Commissioners, or the staff of the Commission.