alumni may have helped take down last year's money market mutual fund reform proposals at the agency.
Yesterday the non-profit government watchdog POGO
(Project on Government Oversight) released
a 60-page report
titled "Dangerous Liaisons: Revolving Door at SEC Creates Risk of Regulatory Capture." POGO found that many SEC alumni now in the private sector helped lobby the agency last year in the fight against then-chairman Mary Schapiro
's proposed money fund reforms.
Sarah Lynch of Reuters covered
The report highlights former commissioner Laura Unger
, ex-division of investment management chief and current Mutual Fund Directors Forum
CEO Susan Ferris Wyderko
, and Invesco alum and current commissioner Luis Aguilar
"I don't think I'm anybody's puppet," Aguilar told POGO.
"It's hard to know how much any of these alumni contributed [to the demise of Schapiro's proposal]," POGO wrote.
Neil Anderson, Managing Editor
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