Arthur Levitt


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Arthur Levitt

An American broker. He worked for a time as a broker for individual investors before becoming chairman of the American Stock Exchange. He was chairman of the Securities and Exchange Commission from 1993 to 2001.
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regulatory team which boasts extensive government experience, including Doug Davison who served as Counsel to SEC Chairman Arthur Levitt and as branch chief of the SECs Division of Enforcement and joined Linklaters last year from WilmerHale.
Crypto investment & trading platform Omniex has appointed former Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) Chairman Arthur Levitt and former Chair of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) Sheila Bair to its Board of Advisors, the company said.
At the beginning of the Bill Clinton presidency, for example, Harvey performed the unique role of simultaneously advising Robert Pitofsky, then Chair of the Federal Trade Commission, and Arthur Levitt, Chair of the SEC.
Former SEC Chairman Arthur Levitt says because the Securities and Exchange Commission has become "locked" and "divided philosophically" on whether to move ahead on a fiduciary rule, the industry should let the Department of Labor move ahead first.
Arthur Levitt thinks corporate executives can do a better job.
Huntsman, Consolidated Graphics CEO Joe Davis, Enterprise Products CEO Dan Duncan, Celgene's CEO John Jackson, Landry's CEO Tilman Fertitta, former Compaq CEO Eckard Pfeiffer, Money Manager Louis Navellier, former SEC Chairman Arthur Levitt, Changewave's Tobin Smith, CNBC “Mad Money” Host Jim Cramer, and many others.
He's as sound a thinker as anyone I can think of in this country," former Securities and Exchange Commission Chairman Arthur Levitt told the Daily News yesterday.
In Manhattan, Levine converted the former Arthur Levitt State Office Building at 270 Broadway and 86 Chambers Street into Tower 270, a mixed-use property with retail, office and luxury condominium residences, while retaining the integrity of the building's original architectural characteristics.
That history has included a vast array of leadership styles through recent chairs--Donaldson, Harvey Pitt, Arthur Levitt, Richard Breeden and David Ruder--each demonstrating a unique personality and arguably great achievement in improving financial reporting and accounting.
FASB attempted to enact a similar rule in 1993, but strong opposition in Congress forced the Board to withdrawal the proposal--a move that some, including former Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) Chairman Arthur Levitt, now regret.
"It is widely recognized that OTC ["over-the-counter" i.e., not traded on an exchange] derivative instruments are important financial management tools that, in many respects, reflect the unique strength and innovation of American capital markets," said Arthur Levitt, then chairman of the Security and Exchange Commission, in 1998 testimony to Congress.
His next business success was with Roll Call, a Capitol Hill newspaper bought by Arthur Levitt in 1986, when it was little more than a sleepy newsletter with four employees and an unpaid circulation of 5,000.