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New Leadership Announces SEC Enforcement Priorities

New Leadership Announces SEC Enforcement Priorities

Author: Kenneth C. OhDate: January 19, 2018

The new leadership of the Enforcement Division of the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) recently laid out its priorities for the upcoming year and beyond. The agency’s primary focus will be on cybersecurity, retail investors and accountability for individuals.

After much speculation about how enforcement may change under the Trump Administration, the SEC Enforcement Division announced the new priorities in conjunction with its annual report. According to Co-Directors Stephanie Avakian and Steven Peikin, five core principles will guide their enforcement decision-making. Below is a brief summary of what the SEC had to say about each principle:

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