Transformation of Wall Street, Third Edition / Edition 3

Transformation of Wall Street, Third Edition / Edition 3

by Seligman
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Wolters Kluwer Legal & Regulatory
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Transformation of Wall Street, Third Edition / Edition 3

The Transformation of Wall Street offers an in-depth look at the history of the SEC's origins, accomplishments, and failings since its creation in 1934. Each chapter in the book takes historical look at the tenure of the various SEC chairmen. The first edition, published in 1977, covered the SEC through the Nixon-Ford presidential administration. A revised edition was published in 1995, updating the book through 1992. Now, the third edition continues the history until 2001, the end of Arthur Levitt's Chairmanship, with a treatment of auditing issues through the enactment of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act (July 2002). In this revised edition, author Joel Seligman draws on unpublished SEC files and extensive personal interviews to provide a comprehensive examination of the origins, accomplishments, and failings of the SEC and its leaders, from the creation of the SEC in 1934 to the present The new material, among other things, will address: The Private Securities Litigation Reform Act, which has had a significant impact on private securities litigation after its passage in 1995; The structure of the securities markets (which are in an important transition because of Electronic Communications Networks; decimalization; international competition; and the continuing evolution to greater institutionalization of our markets as well as the growth of several new products, most recently security futures products); Municipal securities markets (which were largely ignored before the recently resigned Arthur Levitt); Several issues with respect to the accounting profession (most notably auditor independence and the independence of accounting standard-setting boards). In addition, the work will focus on Chairman Levitt, whom the author believes was one of the most accomplished of the post World War II chairs, and had the challenge of being a Chair appointed by a Democratic party president during a period when Republicans controlled both houses of Co

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780735544352
Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Legal & Regulatory
Publication date: 06/26/2003
Edition description: Third Edition
Pages: 934
Sales rank: 969,394
Product dimensions: 6.20(w) x 9.30(h) x 2.10(d)

Table of Contents

• After the Crash
• Frankfurter's Turn
• "A Perfect Institution"
• Moley's Man
• James Landis and the Administrative Process
• The Man Who Got Things Done
• The End of the New Deal
• The Public Utility Holding Company Commission
• The Budget Bureau's SEC
• Revitalization Under Cary
• The Midlife Crisis of the SEC
• An Unfinished Agenda
• The Leavitt Years

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