Fireside Chat With SEC Chair Gensler: Reporting; Voting and Proxies; Individual Accountability; and Market Structure Issues (Part Two of Two)

SEC Chair Gary Gensler recently participated in a “fireside chat” presented by the NYU School of Law Program on Corporate Compliance and Enforcement and the Institute for Corporate Governance and Finance. Current NYU law professor and former SEC Commissioner Robert J. Jackson, Jr. led the discussion with Gensler about various matters on the regulator’s agenda. This second article in a two-part series outlines their conversation about beneficial ownership reporting; shareholder voting and proxy firms; individual accountability; payment for order flow; Regulation Best Interest; short selling; and other market structure issues. The first article covered their discussion of disclosure rules on climate change risk, human capital, cybersecurity and political contributions. For analysis of a speech by Gensler, see “Two Sides of the Same Coin: SEC Commissioners Gensler and Lee Advocate Further SEC Oversight of ESG Efforts (Part Two of Two)” (Oct. 28, 2021).

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