1. Investors Left Exposed as Trump's SEC Gives America Inc Helping Hand

    Investors Left Exposed as Trump's SEC Gives America Inc Helping Hand

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States' top market cop is slowly taking the shackles off corporations. Since becoming head of the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) in 2017, Jay Clayton has presided over more than two dozen measures which make life easier for America Inc, according to a Reuters analysis of SEC announcements and interviews with more than a dozen lawyers, academics and advocacy groups. The changes -- 17 implemented so far with a further nine proposed -- are part of a broader push to help reverse a ...

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    1. Under Clayton's leadership, the Securities and Exchange Commission has been quietly chipping away at an array of rules, many quite technical in nature.
    2. The initiatives advanced under his leadership maintain or enhance investor protections, including by ensuring today's investors receive the material information necessary to make investment decisions.
    3. Clayton recognizes that the decline of public companies is a threat to the long-term competitiveness of the American economy.
    4. The deregulatory agenda now advancing at the SEC is too often driven by lobbyist intuition rather than hard facts about the markets we oversee.
    5. Although these new tools have been put in place and positively received, the continued strength of the broader market has been the primary factor driving IPO volumes.
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