During the late 1920s, the United States of America suffered one of the worst financial crunches in its history. This affected the economy of the country for a long period of time. The primary factors that led to crippling the economy of the one of the world’s greatest nations is lack of political good will to fight financial heist in the United States. This was also contributed by sleazy people in banking corporations and personalities in the Stock Exchange market. The financial policies and regulations then didn’t give stiff sanctions for those who were involved in dubious transactions in the financial sector. The same events unfolded again before the eyes of the world during the 2007 financial meltdown that affected the economy of the United States and other countries around the world. A close scrutiny shows that the same factors that led to the recession in the late 1920s are the same that led to the meltdown.
The effect of the volatility of the market owing to the factors that led to the recession and the financial meltdown a few years ago eroded the public’s confidence in the financial sector in the United States. To streamline this sector, there was need to put in officers who had the tenacity, the zeal and the confidence to shake things up and clean the financial sector and restore the integrity of one of the pillars that hold the economy of the United States.
I believe Helane Morrison was the right person to come in and streamline the financial sector. Fearless and determined to change things, she has been unwavering in ensuring that the innocent investors in the stock exchange market are protected from greedy investment managers who might take advantage of unsuspecting first time investors. I strongly believe that her unyielding commitment at ensuring that corporations follow ethical standards and financial regulations was the much needed silver bullet at restoring sanity in this sector.
I strongly feel that her training as a journalism and law has equipped her with the requisite knowledge needed to manage the job at Securities and Exchange Commission Compliance. After law school, she was called to the bar and given license to practice in 1987. Her experience and commitment to justice for the people and the sovereignty of the people is much informed by her clerkship at the US Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit and at the United States Supreme Court. While working for the SEC she came to learn of the injustices and corruption that had plagued the financial sector and the need to protect investors.
She is currently the Managing Director, General Counsel and the Chief Compliance Officer of Hall Capital Partners LLC. She received her degree in Journalism from Northwestern University and her J.D from the University of California at Berkeley School of Law.
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