As SEC Enforcement Cases Rise, Big Actions Are Sparse – WSJ

Mary Jo White will end her first full fiscal year running the Securities and Exchange Commission able to claim an increase in its annual tally of cases, the first year-over-year rise since 2011, according to people close to the agency.

It is an important benchmark for the SEC chairman, a former federal prosecutor who promised “aggressive and creative” enforcement soon after taking office last year. But some SEC watchers said the heightened activity masks a scarcity of the blockbuster actions that should be a feature of an effective Wall Street cop.

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