SEC aggression to increase against compliance officers

The crackdown is a continuance of legislation established in the U.S. in 2010 that requires hedge funds of certain sizes to register with the SEC

The changes that financial institutions underwent after the U.S. financial crisis and the Dodd-Frank legislation signed by President Barack Obama in 2010 had been unprecedented in modern times as significant regulation went into effect for banks and investment firms. And subsequent rulings have followed up on the regulatory mentality over financial institutions including the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) cracking down on compliance officers that work in hedge funds. 

The Volcker Rule -- an add-on to the Dodd-Frank legislation by President Obama in 2010 -- required hedge funds of a certain size to register with the SEC and maintain chief compliance officers. The Wall Street Journal reports that the SEC will now seek to hold compliance officers personally reliable for their companies' failures in a newly aggressive change of tack.  

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