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Was it Worth It?

In this piece from 10th Man, author Jared Dillian discusses how the ETF revolution is less about ETFs and more about indexing; about how people have come to view stocks less as stocks and more as blobs of stocks.

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May 25, 2007

Vogel's New Role

By Peter Chapman

Grace Vogel, responsible for member firm regulation at NYSE Regulation, will head up risk oversight and operational regulation at the new self-regulatory organization being created by the merger of NASD and NYSE Regulation. The department of risk oversight and operational regulation is half of the new entity's member regulation group. The other half, the department of sales practice regulation, will be headed by current NASD executive Robert Errico. The two will jointly run member regulation.

Vogel's new beat involves sending examiners into member brokerage houses on a periodic basis to check up on their compliance with industry rules. Audits cover trading departments, among others.

At NYSE Regulation, Vogel's responsibilities cover about 350 firms. In the new SRO, she will add about 4,700 more. The as-yet-unnamed SRO is expected to come into existence this quarter.