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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