On the heels of the announcement that SEC Chairman Mary Schapiro would be leaving the agency on Dec. 14, other officials followed suit.
Other priorities next year will include hiring more examiners to police advisers, JOBS Act rulemaking on Reg D, crowdfunding.
A current SEC commissioner who has worked at the agency in several capacities, Elisse Walter has been tapped to become the new SEC chairman.
Schapiro among longest-serving agency chairmen; SEC touts accomplishments of her tenure.
In just its first year, the SEC said its whistleblower program brought in more than 3,000 tips from all 50 states and 49 other countries.
A total of 1,504 advisers to hedge funds and private funds have registered with the SEC since Dodd-Frank mandated such registration.
Former SEC enforcement chief says unit has been "unprecedented in its success."
SEC to hold hearing in Alabama
The Dodd-Frank Act has given the Securities and Exchange Commission power to create a new whistleblower program.
A 263-page report has listed a number of recommendations the SEC should consider to reform the agency’s operations as it appeals to Congress for more funding.