Mary Schapiro and the Perfect Storm

From writing the rules for Dodd-Frank to reforming her own agency, the SEC head steers a steady course through trying times.

At the beginning of 2009 the Securities and Exchange Commission faced enormous challenges. Embarrassing revelations regarding its failure with the Bernie Madoff scandal were coming to light as the unraveling credit crisis assured that its next chairman would oversee a regulatory overhaul not seen since the Great Depression. The chairman would need vast experience and the ability to work well across the aisle and with fellow regulators. Mary Schapiro was a logical choice.

Treasury and Risk's sister publication Futures Magazine met with Schapiro for an in-depth interview about what she has been able to accomplish over several volatile years and what important missions are on the horizon for the SEC.

About the Author

Daniel P. Collins

Daniel P. Collins

Managing Editor Daniel P. Collins has covered the managed money industry since he joined Futures in January 2001. In that capacity, he is primarily responsible for profiling professional trading advisors in our Trader Profile section as well as selecting the subjects for the annual "Hot New CTA s" and "Top Traders" features. Dan also is the key interviewer of the thought leaders and traders who have appeared in Futures cover stories. Dan has unique insight into the futures industry, having worked with some of its most influential people during his nearly 12 years on the trading floors of the Chicago Board of Trade and Chicago Mercantile Exchange. He received his bachelor's degree in journalism from Drake University in Iowa.


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