New York (March 18, 2002) - Former Federal Reserve chairman Paul Volcker said he would pursue accounting reforms regardless of whether Big Five firm Andersen survives the Enron fallout.

Volcker, who was appointed Feb. 3 to lead an oversight panel to initiate sweeping reforms at Andersen, told Bloomberg radio that his three-member oversight panel will remain intact, "so that we can keep our views on the reform of the profession alive."

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