Mary Jo White was sworn in this morning as the 31st Chair of the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Chairman White was nominated to be SEC Chair by President Barack Obama on Feb. 7, 2013, and confirmed by the U.S. Senate on April 8.

"Our markets are the envy of the world precisely because of the SEC's work effectively regulating the markets, requiring comprehensive disclosure, and vigorously enforcing the securities laws," stated Chairman White.

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