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Trump Picks Jay Clayton to Head the SEC

The president-elect has confirmed his intent to nominate the top Wall Street lawyer for the position.
Source: Jonathan Ernst / Reuters

On Wednesday, Trump’s transition team confirmed that the president-elect will nominate Jay Clayton to be chairman of the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). In recent days, Clayton, a Wall Street lawyer, had emerged as the frontrunner, ahead of other rumored considerations including Debra Wong Yang, a former U.S. Attorney, and activist investor Carl

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