Cox reviews tenure as SEC chairman

Cox reviews tenure as SEC chairman

WASHINGTON, Dec. 24 (UPI) -- U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission Chairman Christopher Cox said remaining calm in the midst of a financial meltdown was the SEC's greatest achievement.
SEC chairman orders internal investigation

SEC chairman orders internal investigation

WASHINGTON, Dec. 17 (UPI) -- U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission Chairman Christopher Cox has ordered an investigation to see why the agency missed signs of a massive fraud case.

SEC chief: Voluntary regulation a failure

WASHINGTON, Sept. 27 (UPI) -- U.S. Securities Exchange Commission Chairman Christopher Cox, a longtime proponent of deregulation, says lack of oversight helped cause the financial crisis.

SEC filing system goes to hyper-drive

WASHINGTON, Aug. 19 (UPI) -- The Securities and Exchange Commission has decided it's time for a new interactive filing system that makes information a mouse-click away, analysts said.

Cox calls Bear Stearns unchartered event

WASHINGTON, April 3 (UPI) -- Securities and Exchange Commission Chairman Christopher Cox said Thursday the near collapse of investment bank Bear Sterns was an unprecedented event.

SEC tightens grip on hedge-fund managers

WASHINGTON, July 11 (UPI) -- U.S. regulators Wednesday agreed to adopt a new antifraud rule aimed at money managers who mislead or defraud investors, including those in hedge funds.

NYC comptroller asks SEC to probe Wal-Mart

NEW YORK, April 11 (UPI) -- New York's comptroller has asked U.S. regulators and attorneys to find out if Wal-Mart illegally spied on shareholders, including the comptroller's office.

SEC halts trading in 35 hyped companies

WASHINGTON, March 9 (UPI) -- The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission suspended trading in 35 companies whose shares were promoted in spam e-mails to unsuspecting investors.

U.S. SEC reverses executive pay rule

WASHINGTON, Dec. 27 (UPI) -- The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission has reversed a decision that would let companies report significantly lower total compensation for top executives.

SEC focuses on hedge funds

WASHINGTON, July 26 (UPI) -- The chairman of the Securities and Exchange Commission says the nation's regulatory framework governing hedge funds is inadequate.

SEC calls for new pay disclosure rules

NEW YORK, Jan. 17 (UPI) -- The Securities and Exchange Commission Tuesday unanimously approved sweeping executive pay and perk disclosure rules.

Frist claims no inside info on stock deal

WASHINGTON, Sept. 27 (UPI) -- U.S. Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist, R-Tenn., said he had no inside information when he sold millions of dollars in stock in a family-founded business.

Cox nominated SEC chief

NEW YORK, June 2 (UPI) -- President Bush Thursday named California Republican Rep. Christopher Cox to succeed William Donaldson as head of the U.S. Securitues and Exchange Commission.

House passes $34 bil homeland bill

WASHINGTON, May 19 (UPI) -- The U.S. House passed a $34 billion homeland security bill to fund recruitment and training of an additional 2,000 border guards.

Congress members given fake IDs

WASHINGTON, May 14 (UPI) -- A woman whose brother died in the Sept. 11 terror attacks has given counterfeit Mexican consular cards to members of the House Homeland Security Committee.
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Christopher Cox
Rep. Christopher Cox, R-Ca., speaks after U.S. President George W. Bush announced Cox as his nominee to become chairman of the Securities and Exchange Commission on June 2, 2005, in the Roosevelt room of the White House. Cox would take over for William Donaldson who announced on June 1 he will resign on June 30. (UPI Photo/Roger L. Wollenberg)..

Charles Christopher Cox (born October 16, 1952, in St. Paul, Minnesota), is a former Chairman of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, a 17-year Republican member of the United States House of Representatives, and member of the White House staff in the administration of President Ronald Reagan. Prior to his Washington service he was a practicing attorney, teacher, and entrepreneur.

After graduating from Saint Thomas Academy in Mendota Heights, Minnesota in 1970, Cox earned his B.A. at the University of Southern California in 1973, following an accelerated three-year course. He was also a member of Delta Tau Delta fraternity. In 1977 he earned both an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School and a J.D. from Harvard Law School, where he was an Editor of the Harvard Law Review.

In 1978, Cox was paralyzed from the waist down following a serious off-road Jeep accident in the rainforest on the Hawaiʻian island of Molokaʻi. He eventually regained the ability to walk, but wore a harness of steel bars and leather straps for six months. He still has two metal screws in his back, and according to a 2005 Fortune magazine profile, “has been in pain every day for the past 27 years.” Since he can't sit for extended periods of time, he has a special desk that allows him to work while standing.

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