The Future of the Securities and Exchange Commission as a Market Regulator
Roberta S. Karmel
Brooklyn Law School
May 20, 2009
Cincinnati Law Review, 2010
Brooklyn Law School, Legal Studies Paper No. 152
This Article discusses the traditional responsibilities of the Securities and Exchange Commission as a market regulator and the future prospects for the continuation of these mandates. The jurisdictional conflicts between the Securities and Exchange Commission and the Commodity Futures Trading Commission and the reasons why they have remained separate agencies are set forth. The Article also suggests several areas where securities market regulation has failed and new areas where the Securities and Exchange Commission, or a combined Securities and Exchange Commission and Commodity Futures Trading Commission, should focus with respect to market regulation. The areas discussed are broker-dealer capital adequacy, credit and other derivatives trading, short sales, hedge funds, and credit rating agencies.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 48
Keywords: financial regulatory reform, securities market regulation, Securities and Exchange Commission, Commodity Futures Trading Commission, SEC, CFTC, Treasury Blueprint, derivatives, credit default swaps, short selling, short sale regulation, margin, systemic risk, capital adequacy, hedge funds, money
Date posted: May 20, 2009
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