August 20, 1996 |
Securities and Exchange Commission Chairman Arthur Levitt took the chairman of the House Commerce Committee to task for pressing for delays in major rule changes for the Nasdaq Stock Market, according to a letter released Monday. The pressure from Rep. Thomas J. Bliley Jr. (R-Va.) threatened to interfere with a recently concluded SEC investigation of the Nasdaq market, Levitt complained in his July 30 letter to Bliley.
March 7, 1996 |
Securities and Exchange Commission Chairman Arthur Levitt said he opposes a House bill that would drastically overhaul the nation's securities laws, and analysts said his opposition makes passage of the bill unlikely. Levitt declared his opposition to the so-called Fields bill in a letter to Rep. John Dingell (D-Mich.). The letter was written Tuesday and made public Wednesday. Rep.
November 22, 1995 |
Securities and Exchange Commission ,Chairman Arthur Levitt supported legislation protecting Wall Street firms from investor lawsuits after key senators threatened to slash the SEC's budget if Levitt continued to oppose the controversial bill, sources have told The Times.
May 16, 1993 |
Arthur Levitt Jr. likes to go mountain climbing with colleagues because it brings people closer together. He may have plenty of chances to do both if he becomes the next chairman of the Securities and Exchange Commission. The tall, lean 62-year-old newspaper publisher and former chairman of the American Stock Exchange was picked by President Clinton late last month to be the nation's top stock market regulator, subject to Senate confirmation.
April 29, 1993 |
President Clinton on Wednesday nominated Arthur Levitt Jr., a publisher and former chairman of the American Stock Exchange, to become chairman of the Securities and Exchange Commission. Levitt, 62, became the leading candidate to head the 2,500-member federal agency several weeks ago after leapfrogging early favorite Consuela M. Washington, a top aide to Rep. John Dingell (D-Mich.), the chairman of the House Energy and Commerce Committee.
May 12, 1989 |
Arthur Levitt Jr. said Thursday that he was resigning as chairman of the American Stock Exchange after 11 years at the nation's third-largest stock market, which has attempted to stem the loss of business to its bigger Wall Street peers by expanding into innovative securities. Levitt, 58, said he would remain at the exchange until a successor is named, and that a search committee had been formed. He said he plans to build his 3-year-old Levitt Communications Inc. into a larger publishing company.