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The SEC’s enforcement section is readying for big spending cuts under President Donald Trump, Bloomberg reports.

The department responsible for investigating and enforcing federal securities law has already been told to cease non-essential travel, freeze hiring and stop using external contract assistance for cases, Bloomberg reports, citing unnamed sources.

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Urska Velikonja, law professor at Emory University in Atlanta, tells Bloomberg the SEC is already embodying “a quieter enforcement regime.” She adds: “The number of enforcement cases is likely to be down considerably going forward.”

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Read the full story by Bloomberg here.

Originally published on Advisor.ca
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