The SEC has announced the formation of a new Investor Advisory Committee required by the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act.
The 21-member committee replaces the advisory committee that was disbanded after the Dodd-Frank Act became law. Section 911 of the Dodd-Frank Act established the new committee to advise the Commission on regulatory priorities, the regulation of securities products, trading strategies, fee structures, the effectiveness of disclosure, and on initiatives to protect investor interests and to promote investor confidence and the integrity of the securities marketplace. The Dodd-Frank Act authorizes the committee to submit findings and recommendations for review and consideration by the Commission.
Members of the newly formed committee were nominated by all five sitting Commissioners and represent a wide variety of interests, including senior citizens and other individual investors, mutual funds, pension funds, and state securities regulators.
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