In August 2007, there was an economic crisis that shocked everyone nationwide. The very trusted institutions crumbled and turned to the government for a bailout. The worst financial crisis ever since the 1930’s great depression exposed a lot of unethical conducts that were going on in the whole financial sector. Malpractices like fraud, underhanded dealings and falsified records were revealed.
With the 2016 presidential elections approaching, investors and economists predict that the feeling of unease could get worse. According to Yale Hirsch, the founder of the Hirsch Organization, presidential elections have a great impact on the economy and even the stock markets. The stock market has a habit of slowing down before an election as the investors wait to observe how the new government will organize its fiscal policies.
For the trust to be restored, and to ensure that all the security laws and trading regulations are followed to the latter, someone is required to be a watchdog. The person should be a person of integrity, assertive, and impossible to intimidate. Helane Morrison has already proved to be all this and is changing the world of finance.
Due to her notable achievements, the government appointed Helane Morrison to her job in the US Securities and Exchange San Francisco Office to ensure fair dealings. In collaborating with the government agencies and the media, and also using her skills in journalism and law, she has succeeded in ensuring that all transactions remain above board.
Morrison was born in Brooklyn, New York. She studied journalism and law after which she was accepted to the state bar of California in 1987. Morrison started her career in 1984 as a law clerk for Richard Posner. Through her career, she has served many important positions that have seen her grow and make a difference in the whole economy. Under her leadership, the San Francisco SEC office has been able to prosecute high-profile fraud cases, instances of insider trading and violations by investment advisers and brokers.