SEC Year in Review: Clayton Begins to Make Waves

SEC Year in Review: Clayton Begins to Make Waves

Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) Chairman Jay Clayton took office in the middle of 2017, but 2018 feels like the year he finally started to put his own stamp on the agency.

Clayton, the hand-picked choice of Republican President Donald J. Trump, has made a series of pro-business moves aimed at loosening the reins on registered companies, as would be expected from the Dealmaker in Chief’s administration. The SEC has made news this year on both big-picture themes such as reporting requirements and more esoteric subjects like cryptocurrencies.

Here are some of the major stories involving the SEC from 2018, many of which made significant waves in corporate boardrooms.

Next week we will take a look at SEC initiatives and anticipated developments to watch for as we enter 2019.

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