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ANALYSIS: Gensler Expected to Emphasize SEC Regulatory Role

Jan. 26, 2021, 6:19 PM

Expect Gary Gensler to lead a Democratic-appointee majority Securities and Exchange Commission in an active rulemaking agenda, in contrast to the deregulatory approach of his predecessor, former Chairman Jay Clayton. The SEC under Gensler is likely to step up its enforcement and inspections programs in its market oversight role.

A Varied Résumé

Gensler is currently a professor of global economics and management at MIT’s Sloan School of Management, where his research interests include blockchain technology, digital currencies, and financial technology — a set of topics continuing to raise questions at the SEC and at the Commodity Futures Trading Commission, the ...

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