On October 9th, SEC Chairman Mary Jo White discussed her intention to pursue all violations of the securities laws, including those that do not require intent. The agency will also focus on the role gatekeepers, such as investment company boards and auditors, play in the financial industry. White Remarks. According to Reuters, in separate comments White stated that the SEC will continue to work on the harmonization of a fiduciary duty rule for investment advisors and broker-dealers. Fiduciary Duty.