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SEC Official Tempers Enforcement Expectations, Warns on Quotas

Oct. 3, 2019, 10:01 AM

Enforcement activity of Wall Street’s top watchdog in fiscal 2019 was “in line” with levels seen in recent years, an SEC official said yesterday.

The Securities and Exchange Commission is still compiling official statistics, but its volume of enforcement actions over the past 12 months shouldn’t be much different from prior fiscal years, said Steven Peikin, co-director of the agency’s Enforcement Division. The SEC typically releases its own enforcement data in the weeks after the fiscal year ends Sept. 30.

Peikin’s comments came during a Bloomberg Law forum on corporate investigations, during which he cautioned against judging the effectiveness of...

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