SEC Enforcement Activity Plunged With Dawn Of Trump Era

By Ed Beeson (November 14, 2017, 10:00 PM EST) -- The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission under the Trump administration has brought fewer enforcement actions against public companies and demanded less in fines, according to a pair of new studies, indicating that Wall Street's top cop is taking a less punitive approach to policing some segments of the markets than it previously did.

The research found that not only did enforcement actions and financial sanctions drop during the most recent fiscal year, the numbers particularly declined once the Trump administration took the reins of the agency in late January.

Over the 2017 fiscal year, which ended on Sept. 30, the SEC...

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