SFC's Wheatley praised after saying he'll step down in 2011

Martin Wheatley is set to return to the UK next June after six years at the Securities and Futures Commission in Hong Kong. The industry offers universal acclaim of his two terms in charge.
Martin Wheatley: Stepping down
Martin Wheatley: Stepping down

Industry figures in Hong Kong united in praise of Martin Wheatley’s two terms as the city’s first Securities and Futures Commission CEO after it was revealed he would step down next summer.

By the time he leaves next June, Wheatley will have worked at the commission for six years, having joined in June 2005 and been appointed CEO the following year. His second term is set to expire in 2011.

A spokesman for the SFC confirmed only that Wheatley planned to return to the UK. It was unclear if an extension to his contract was offered or if he chose to return of his own accord.

Sources suggest he would walk...

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