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SEC And CFTC Regulatory Priorities To Watch In 2020

Law360 (January 1, 2020, 12:04 PM EST) -- Ahead of the 2020 presidential election, the nation’s securities and derivatives watchdogs expect to move ahead with heightened urgency on long-awaited rulemaking proposals that could shape the legacy of the chairmen of both agencies.

The Securities and Exchange Commission and the Commodity Futures Trading Commission expect to tackle a busy regulatory slate in 2020. For the chairs of both agencies — Jay Clayton at the SEC and Heath Tarbert at the CFTC — this year could also be their final opportunity to leave their mark given the looming presidential election and potential change in administration.

While both bodies share certain concerns,...

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