Advocates for stronger adviser regulations in the U.S. are “apprehensive about the face of the next regime” in the wake of SEC Chair Mary Jo White’s departure announcement, reports financial-planning.com.

In particular, says financial-planning.com, “White’s departure […] will leave government without having completed two critical initiatives: enacting a uniform standard that would extend the fiduciary responsibilities advisers face to broker-dealers, and setting up a structural framework for increased RIA examinations.”