SEC Chairman White Gets Tough on Wall Street

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July 22 (Bloomberg) -- Bloomberg chief Washington correspondent Peter Cook looks at last week's actions by the SEC against SAC Capital and Harbinger Capital as new Chairman Mary Jo White takes on Wall Street. He speaks on Bloomberg Television's "In The Loop."

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The latest in a string of banks.

Washington, the sec sending a strong message that there is a new sheriff in town.

Alleging that the hedge fund manager behind sec failed to supervise two labour portfolio managers at the firm and ignored red flags.

With more on this i am joined by senator ted kaufman, who struggled mightily for more regulation in washington.

First, walk us through what happened here with steve cohen.

Peter cook has more on the new tone coming from the sec.

Let's start with you.

This has been an ongoing case against steve callahan, the sec stopped short of charging him with insider-trading.

What is going on here?

That is the key point.

Among the most successful hedge fund managers in history will fight a lesser battle with the government.

They said to fall -- file and administrative action, accusing him of failing to supervise his employees properly.

That kaelin was a bad boss when it came to operating the company.

They're looking to ban him for life using this non-court action.

They claimed that he should have known that his employees, michael steinberg, matthew cohen, were using material information to avoid losses of millions of dollars.

The sec will have a lesser burden of proof with this kind of action rather than charging that an outright crime.

A spokesperson says that the sec policy action is without merit and that he acted appropriately at all time.

Then he will fight these charges vigorously.

Remember, his empire is big.

60% of that is either his own money or employee money.

Still a big charge against steve callahan.

It is.

He has had a laser on him for several years on this.

I want to bring you in on this.

This is all part of chairman white delivering on her promise to step up enforcement.

Absolutely, it is something we have been expecting for some time.

After taking on terrorists and mobsters, she promised a bold and on the lending enforcement operation.

Last week certainly demonstrated that.

She took on not one but two separate hedge fund managers, charging steve: with failing to supervise those, separately rejecting that $18,000,000.70 deal -- $80 million settlement deal with phil falcone, sending a message -- a clue million dollars settlement deal with phil falcone, sending a message that wall street should take notice.

She is very smart, she is very tough, she makes hard calls.

Based on what they filed, this case looks like it is the proper course for them to take these are the big first enforcement actions at the john white sec following years of criticism they have less enforcement and are less likely to take cases to trial, more likely to settle cases.

One high-profile example from 2011, and $85 million settlement from citigroup was initially rejected by a federal judge in part.

In june they pledged to change that policy and take that tougher approach to the risk as they appeared tougher on the part of mary jo white meaning that more cases that go to trial they could lose, which is the risk.

Thank you, peter cook.

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