Public statements by the Chairman, Commissioners, and staff of the SEC, which cover a wide range of topics concerning the state of the markets and the Commission's regulatory agenda.  To view Public Statements prior to 2012, view the Public Statements Archive.

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Published date grouping:May 2020 Date: Title: Investment Company Act Section 18(i) Speaker: Chairman Jay Clayton
Published date grouping:May 2020 Date: Title: Remarks at Meeting of the Asset Management Advisory Committee Speaker: Chairman Jay Clayton
Published date grouping:May 2020 Date: Title: Opening Remarks at the Meeting of the Asset Management Advisory Committee Speaker: Dalia Blass, Director, Division of Investment Management
Published date grouping:May 2020 Date: Title: Statement on Financial Disclosures About Acquired and Disposed Businesses Speaker: Commissioner Allison Herren Lee
Published date grouping:May 2020 Date: Title: Remarks at Meeting of the Investor Advisory Committee Speaker: Chairman Jay Clayton
Published date grouping:May 2020 Date: Title: Remarks at Meeting of the SEC Investor Advisory Committee Speaker: Commissioner Hester M. Peirce
Published date grouping:May 2020 Date: Title: Statement on the Tenure of Comptroller Joseph Otting Speaker: Chairman Jay Clayton
Published date grouping:May 2020 Date: Title: Statement of Hester M. Peirce in Response to Release No. 34-88890; File No. S7-13-19 Speaker: Commissioner Hester M. Peirce
Published date grouping:May 2020 Date: Title: COVID-19 Market Monitoring Group — Update and Current Efforts Speaker: Chairman Jay Clayton
S.P. Kothari, Chief Economist and Director, Division of Economic and Risk Analysis
Published date grouping:May 2020 Date: Title: Remarks at Meeting of the SEC Small Business Capital Formation Advisory Committee Speaker: Commissioner Hester M. Peirce
Published date grouping:May 2020 Date: Title: Statement at Open Meeting on Order to Modernize the Governance Structure of National Market System Plans for Equity Market Data Speaker: Chairman Jay Clayton
Published date grouping:May 2020 Date: Title: Statement on Equity Market Data Governance Reforms Speaker: Commissioner Hester M. Peirce
Published date grouping:May 2020 Date: Title: Statement at Open Meeting Considering Commission Order Addressing Equity Market Data Plans Speaker: Commissioner Elad L. Roisman
Published date grouping:May 2020 Date: Title: Statement on Final Order Directing the Creation of a New Plan for Consolidated Equity Market Data Speaker: Commissioner Allison Herren Lee
Published date grouping:May 2020 Date: Title: Statement Announcing SEC Staff Roundtable on Emerging Markets Speaker: Chairman Jay Clayton
Published date grouping:May 2020 Date: Title: The Importance of Disclosure for our Municipal Markets Speaker: Chairman Jay Clayton
Rebecca Olsen, Director, Office of Municipal Securities
Published date grouping:May 2020 Date: Title: Remarks at Special Meeting of the Investor Advisory Committee Speaker: Chairman Jay Clayton
Published date grouping:May 2020 Date: Title: Remarks at Meeting of the SEC Investor Advisory Committee Speaker: Commissioner Hester M. Peirce
Published date grouping:April 2020 Date: Title: Statement on the Tenure of CFTC Commissioner Brian Quintenz Speaker: Chairman Jay Clayton
Published date grouping:April 2020 Date: Title: Statement on Good Faith Determinations of Fair Value under the Investment Company Act of 1940 Proposal Speaker: Commissioner Hester M. Peirce
Published date grouping:April 2020 Date: Title: Emerging Market Investments Entail Significant Disclosure, Financial Reporting and Other Risks; Remedies are Limited Speaker:

SEC Chairman Jay Clayton
PCAOB Chairman William D. Duhnke III
SEC Chief Accountant Sagar Teotia
SEC Division of Corporation Finance Director William Hinman
SEC Division of Investment Management Director Dalia Blass

Published date grouping:April 2020 Date: Title: The Importance of Disclosure – For Investors, Markets and Our Fight Against COVID-19 Speaker: Chairman Jay Clayton
William Hinman, Director, Division of Corporation Finance
Published date grouping:April 2020 Date: Title: Statement at Open Meeting on Securities Offering Reform for Business Development Companies and Closed-End Investment Companies Speaker: Chairman Jay Clayton
Published date grouping:April 2020 Date: Title: Statement on Securities Offering Reform for Closed-End Investment Companies Speaker: Commissioner Hester M. Peirce
Published date grouping:April 2020 Date: Title: Rulemaking in the Time of COVID-19 Speaker: Commissioner Elad L. Roisman
Published date grouping:April 2020 Date: Title: Statement on the Adoption of Changes to the Offering Rules for Closed-End Funds and Business Development Companies Speaker: Commissioner Allison Herren Lee
Published date grouping:April 2020 Date: Title: Regulatory Priorities and COVID-19 Speaker: Commissioner Allison Herren Lee
Published date grouping:April 2020 Date: Title: Statement on the Importance of High-Quality Financial Reporting in Light of the Significant Impacts of COVID-19 Speaker: Sagar Teotia, Chief Accountant
Published date grouping:April 2020 Date: Title: Remarks at Special Meeting of the Investor Advisory Committee Speaker: Chairman Jay Clayton
Published date grouping:April 2020 Date: Title: Remarks at Special Meeting of the Small Business Capital Formation Advisory Committee Speaker: Chairman Jay Clayton
Published date grouping:April 2020 Date: Title: Remarks at Special Meeting of the SEC Small Business Capital Formation Advisory Committee Speaker: Commissioner Hester M. Peirce
Published date grouping:April 2020 Date: Title: Investors Remain Front of Mind at the SEC: Approach to Allocation of Resources, Oversight and Rulemaking; Implementation of Regulation Best Interest and Form CRS Speaker: Chairman Jay Clayton
Published date grouping:March 2020 Date: Title: Statement at FSOC Open Meeting Speaker: Chairman Jay Clayton
Published date grouping:March 2020 Date: Title: The Deep and Essential Connections Among Markets, Businesses, and Workers and the Importance of Maintaining those Connections in our Fight Against COVID-19 Speaker: Chairman Jay Clayton
Published date grouping:March 2020 Date: Title: Statement on the Passing of Judge Stanley Sporkin Speaker: Chairman Jay Clayton
Published date grouping:March 2020 Date: Title: Statement on the Passing of Judge Stanley Sporkin Speaker: Stephanie Avakian, Co-Director, Division of Enforcement
Steven Peikin, Co-Director, Division of Enforcement
Published date grouping:March 2020 Date: Title: Statement from Stephanie Avakian and Steven Peikin, Co-Directors of the SEC’s Division of Enforcement, Regarding Market Integrity Speaker: Stephanie Avakian, Co-Director, Division of Enforcement
Steven Peikin, Co-Director, Division of Enforcement
Published date grouping:March 2020 Date: Title: Statement on the SEC’s Coronavirus Response Efforts – Facilitating the Continued Orderly Operation of Our Capital Markets Consistent with Health and Safety Directives and Other Measures Speaker: Chairman Jay Clayton
Published date grouping:March 2020 Date: Title: Update on Consolidated Audit Trail; Temporary COVID-19 Staff No-Action Letter; Reducing Cybersecurity Risks Speaker: Chairman Jay Clayton
Published date grouping:March 2020 Date: Title: Statement on Amendments to Reduce Unnecessary Burdens on Smaller Issuers by More Appropriately Tailoring the Accelerated and Large Accelerated Filer Definitions Speaker: Chairman Jay Clayton
Published date grouping:March 2020 Date: Title: Statement on Amendments to Reduce Unnecessary Burdens on Smaller Issuers by More Appropriately Tailoring the Accelerated and Large Accelerated Filer Definitions Speaker: Commissioner Hester M. Peirce
Published date grouping:March 2020 Date: Title: Statement on the Rollback of Auditor Attestation Requirements Speaker: Commissioner Allison Herren Lee
Published date grouping:March 2020 Date: Title: Statement on Harmonizing, Simplifying and Improving the Exempt Offering Framework Speaker: Chairman Jay Clayton
Published date grouping:March 2020 Date: Title: Statement on Proposed Amendments for Facilitating Capital Formation and Expanding Investment Opportunities by Improving Access to Capital in Private Markets Speaker: Commissioner Hester M. Peirce
Published date grouping:March 2020 Date: Title: Statement on the Harmonization Proposal Speaker: Commissioner Elad L. Roisman
Published date grouping:March 2020 Date: Title: Statement on Proposed Amendments to the Exempt Offering Framework Speaker: Commissioner Allison Herren Lee
Published date grouping:March 2020 Date: Title: Statement on Amendments to Registered Debt Disclosure Rules Speaker: Commissioner Allison Herren Lee
Published date grouping:February 2020 Date: Title: Dissenting Statement of Hester M. Peirce in Response to Release No. 34-88284; File No. SR-NYSEArca-2019-39 Speaker: Commissioner Hester M. Peirce
Published date grouping:February 2020 Date: Title: Statement on Continued Dialogue with Audit Firm Representatives on Audit Quality in China and Other Emerging Markets; Coronavirus — Reporting Considerations and Potential Relief Speaker:

SEC Chairman Jay Clayton
SEC Division of Corporation Finance Director Bill Hinman
SEC Chief Accountant Sagar Teotia
PCAOB Chairman William D. Duhnke III

Published date grouping:February 2020 Date: Title: Commission Statement on the Passing of Former Chairman David S. Ruder Speaker:

Chairman Jay Clayton
Commissioner Hester M. Peirce
Commissioner Elad L. Roisman
Commissioner Allison Herren Lee

Published date grouping:February 2020 Date: Title: Statement of Commissioner Robert J. Jackson, Jr. on His Tenure as an SEC Commissioner Speaker: Commissioner Robert J. Jackson Jr.
Published date grouping:February 2020 Date: Title: Statement on Proposed Updates to the National Market System for the Collection, Consolidation, and Dissemination of Information With Respect to Quotations for and Transactions in National Market System Stocks Speaker: Commissioner Hester M. Peirce
Published date grouping:February 2020 Date: Title: Statement on Proposed Updates to the National Market System for the Collection, Consolidation, and Dissemination of Information With Respect to Quotations for and Transactions in National Market System Stock Speaker: Commissioner Elad L. Roisman
Published date grouping:February 2020 Date: Title: Statement on Proposed Rule on Market Data Infrastructure Speaker: Commissioner Allison Herren Lee
Published date grouping:January 2020 Date: Title: Statement on Proposed Amendments to Modernize and Enhance Financial Disclosures; Other Ongoing Disclosure Modernization Initiatives; Impact of the Coronavirus; Environmental and Climate-Related Disclosure Speaker: Chairman Jay Clayton
Published date grouping:January 2020 Date: Title: Statement on Proposed Amendments to Modernize and Enhance Financial Disclosures Speaker: Commissioner Hester M. Peirce
Published date grouping:January 2020 Date: Title: “Modernizing” Regulation S-K: Ignoring the Elephant in the Room Speaker: Commissioner Allison Herren Lee
Published date grouping:January 2020 Date: Title: Statement on Proposed Amendments to the Volcker Rule Speaker: Chairman Jay Clayton
Published date grouping:January 2020 Date: Title: Statement on Proposed Amendments to the Volcker Rule “Covered Fund” Provisions Speaker:

commissioners elad l. roisman and hester m. peirce

Published date grouping:January 2020 Date: Title: Statement of Commissioner Allison Herren Lee on the Continued Repeal of the Volcker Rule Speaker: Commissioner Allison Herren Lee
Published date grouping:January 2020 Date: Title: Statement on Commissioner Robert J. Jackson, Jr. Speaker: Chairman Jay Clayton
Published date grouping:January 2020 Date: Title: Remarks at the Inaugural Meeting of the Asset Management Advisory Committee Speaker: Chairman Jay Clayton
Published date grouping:January 2020 Date: Title: Opening remarks at the the Inaugural Meeting of the Asset Management Advisory Committee Speaker: Commissioner Hester M. Peirce
Published date grouping:January 2020 Date: Title: Statement at the Inaugural Meeting of the Asset Management Advisory Committee Speaker: Commissioner Elad L. Roisman
Published date grouping:January 2020 Date: Title: Statement at Inaugural Meeting of the Asset Management Advisory Committee Speaker: Commissioner Allison Herren Lee
Published date grouping:January 2020 Date: Title: Opening Statement: Inaugural Meeting of the Asset Management Advisory Committee Speaker: Dalia Blass, Director, Division of Investment Management
Published date grouping:January 2020 Date: Title: Statement at Open Meeting on Proposed Order to Modernize the Governance Structure of National Market System Plans for Equity Market Data Speaker: Chairman Jay Clayton
Published date grouping:January 2020 Date: Title: Statement on Reforming Stock Exchange Governance Speaker: Commissioner Robert J. Jackson Jr.
Published date grouping:January 2020 Date: Title: Notice of Proposed Order Regarding the Creation of a New Consolidated Market Data Plan for Equity Market Data Speaker: Commissioner Hester M. Peirce
Published date grouping:January 2020 Date: Title: Statement at the Open Meeting Considering a Proposed Commission Order Addressing Equity Market Data Plans Speaker: Commissioner Elad L. Roisman
Published date grouping:January 2020 Date: Title: Statement on Proposed Order for Creation of a New Consolidated Market Data Plan for Equity Market Data Speaker: Commissioner Allison Herren Lee
Published date grouping:January 2020 Date: Title: Statement on Senate Confirmation of Jovita Carranza as Administrator of the Small Business Administration Speaker: Chairman Jay Clayton
Published date grouping:December 2019 Date: Title: Statement on Role of Audit Committees in Financial Reporting and Key Reminders Regarding Oversight Responsibilities Speaker: Chairman Jay Clayton
William Hinman, Director, Division of Corporation Finance
Sagar Teotia, Chief Accountant
Published date grouping:December 2019 Date: Title: Statement on Selection of Andrew Bailey to Succeed Mark Carney as Governor of the Bank of England Speaker: Chairman Jay Clayton
Published date grouping:December 2019 Date: Title: Statement on Appointment of New Chair and Five New Members of the Financial Accounting Foundation Board of Trustees, and Appointment of Next Chair of the Financial Accounting Standards Board Speaker:

Chairman Jay Clayton
Commissioner Robert J. Jackson Jr.
Commissioner Hester M. Peirce
Commissioner Elad L. Roisman
Commissioner Allison Herren Lee

Published date grouping:December 2019 Date: Title: Statement of Chairman Jay Clayton at Open Meeting Speaker: Chairman Jay Clayton
Published date grouping:December 2019 Date: Title: Statement at Open Meeting on Commission Actions Relating to Implementation of Title VII of the Dodd-Frank Act Speaker: Commissioner Hester M. Peirce
Published date grouping:December 2019 Date: Title: Statement at Open Meeting on Commission Actions Relating to Implementation of Title VII of the Dodd-Frank Act Speaker: Commissioner Elad L. Roisman
Published date grouping:December 2019 Date: Title: Statement on Adoption of and Changes to Security-Based Swap Rules Speaker: Commissioner Allison Herren Lee
Published date grouping:December 2019 Date: Title: Statement on Proposed Disclosure of Issuer Payments Related To Extraction of Natural Resources Speaker: Commissioner Robert J. Jackson Jr.
Published date grouping:December 2019 Date: Title: Statement at Open Meeting on Disclosure of Payments by Resource Extraction Issuers Speaker: Commissioner Hester M. Peirce
Published date grouping:December 2019 Date: Title: Statement at Open Meeting on Resource Extraction Speaker: Commissioner Elad L. Roisman
Published date grouping:December 2019 Date: Title: Statement on Proposed Resource Extraction Rule Speaker: Commissioner Allison Herren Lee
Published date grouping:December 2019 Date: Title: Statement on Reducing Investor Protections around Private Markets Speaker: Commissioner Robert J. Jackson Jr.
Published date grouping:December 2019 Date: Title: Statement at Open Meeting on Amending the “Accredited Investor” Definition Speaker: Commissioner Hester M. Peirce
Published date grouping:December 2019 Date: Title: Statement at Open Meeting on Proposed Amendments to the Accredited Investor Definition Speaker: Commissioner Elad L. Roisman
Published date grouping:December 2019 Date: Title: Statement on the Proposed Expansion of the Accredited Investor Definition Speaker: Commissioner Allison Herren Lee
Published date grouping:November 2019 Date: Title: Statement on Proposed Rules on Funds' Use of Derivatives Speaker: Commissioner Robert J. Jackson Jr.
Commissioner Allison Herren Lee
Published date grouping:November 2019 Date: Title: Statement on the Re-Proposal to Regulate Funds' Use of Derivatives as Well as Certain Sales Practices Speaker: Commissioner Hester M. Peirce
Commissioner Elad L. Roisman
Published date grouping:November 2019 Date: Title: Letter from Robert J. Jackson, Jr. to Congresswoman Maloney, November 18, 2019 (PDF) Speaker: Commissioner Robert J. Jackson Jr.
Published date grouping:November 2019 Date: Title: Statement of Commissioners Jackson and Lee on Non-Transparent Exchange Traded Funds Speaker: Commissioner Robert J. Jackson Jr.
Commissioner Allison Herren Lee
Published date grouping:November 2019 Date: Title: Statement on Whistleblower Program 2019 Annual Report to Congress Speaker: Chairman Jay Clayton
Published date grouping:November 2019 Date: Title: Remarks at Meeting of the Small Business Capital Formation Advisory Committee Speaker: Chairman Jay Clayton
Published date grouping:November 2019 Date: Title: Remarks before the Investor Advisory Committee Speaker: Commissioner Allison Herren Lee
Published date grouping:November 2019 Date: Title: Remarks at Meeting of the Investor Advisory Committee Speaker: Chairman Jay Clayton
Published date grouping:November 2019 Date: Title: Statement at Open Meeting on Proposals to Enhance the Accuracy, Transparency and Effectiveness of Our Proxy Voting System Speaker: Chairman Jay Clayton
Published date grouping:November 2019 Date: Title: Statement at the Open Meeting: Modernizing SEC Rules Governing Proxy Voting Advice Speaker: Commissioner Elad L. Roisman
Published date grouping:November 2019 Date: Title: Statement at the Open Meeting: Procedural Requirements and Resubmission Thresholds under Exchange Act Rule 14a-8 Speaker: Commissioner Elad L. Roisman
Published date grouping:November 2019 Date: Title: Statement on Proposals to Restrict Shareholder Voting Speaker: Commissioner Robert J. Jackson Jr.
Published date grouping:November 2019 Date: Title: Statement at Open Meeting on Proposed Amendments to Improve Accuracy and Transparency of Proxy Voting Advice Speaker: Commissioner Hester M. Peirce