Is there a role for the securities commission in enforcing corporate governance?

Paul Stephen Latimer

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This paper asks whether there is a role for the securities commission (financial regulator, in some jurisdictions) in the design and enforcement of corporate governance. It warns that securities commissions acting alone cannot assure good corporate governance, and argues that the promotion and regulation of corporate governance is more effective with the cooperation of, and the input from, the corporate sector - given its experience and insights - with the role of the securities commission, in the words of former US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) chair William O. Douglas, being limited to holding the shotgun behind the door.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)281 - 298
Number of pages18
JournalCommon Law World Review
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2012

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