Commentary

John D'Antona Jr.
Traders Magazine Online News

CEO CHAT: Tina Byles Williams, FIS Group

Investment veteran is on the lookout for talented, lesser known managers in frontier and emerging markets.

Traders Poll

Are you concerned about foreign ownership of a U.S. stock exchange?



Free Site Registration

April 30, 1998

Senate Confirms Levitt's Renomination

By Jeffrey L. Winograd

Securities and Exchange Commission Chairman Arthur Levitt has survived the chill in his relations with Sen. Phil Gramm (R-Texas) and Sen. Lauch Faircloth (R-N.C.).

As previously reported, the lawmakers were unhappy with Levitt's support for new derivative-related rules initially proposed by the Financial Accounting Standards Board. Politically, the worst is now behind Levitt.

The Senate Banking Committee Chairman, Sen. Alfonse D'Amato (R-N.Y), asked the Senate to move Levitt's nomination for a second term by unanimous consent.

He got his way, albeit on a voice vote and with most members out of town. Levitt's second term will expire June 5, 2003.