Clayton Set for First Week at Helm of SEC

By Andrew Ramonas and Richard Hill

Jay Clayton begins his first full week as Securities and Exchange Commission chairman May 8 and will give public remarks to open an advisory committee meeting later in the week.

The SEC’s Small and Emerging Companies Advisory Committee will meet at agency headquarters May 10, and Clayton’s statement there could be his first in public since his confirmation to lead the agency.

The committee will address small offering underwritings, the small-cap stock tick size pilot program and enforcement priorities, according to the agenda.

SEC Investor Advocate Rick Fleming also will talk in Washington at the North American Securities Administrators Association 2017 Public Policy Conference May 9.

In New York, SEC Commissioner Michael Piwowar, Division of Economic and Risk Analysis acting Director Scott Bauguess and Fleming will take part in a forum on the U.S. initial public offering market May 10. The commission and New York University’s Salomon Center for the Study of Financial Institutions are hosting the event.


Acting Commodity Futures Trading Commission Chairman J. Christopher Giancarlo will deliver the keynote address to the International Swaps and Derivatives Association’s annual conference in Lisbon, Portugal, on May 10. His chief of staff, Mike Gill, will join a panel that same day to discuss technology and innovation in derivatives markets.

Amir Zaidi, director of the CFTC’s Division of Market Oversight, will discuss the derivatives regulatory landscape as part of a panel at a Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association conference May 10 in Boca Raton, Fla.

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