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Comment: US SEC chief Clayton’s legacy to include inertia on climate change, unlike other Trump-appointed financial regulators

By Neil Roland
  • 21 Dec 2020 13:51
  • 04 Jan 2021 18:19
Jay Clayton’s legacy as US Securities and Exchange Commission chairman will include his reluctance to address climate change, unlike two other US financial regulators appointed by President Donald Trump.
Both Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell and Heath Tarbert, head of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission, have allowed their agencies to

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Neil Roland

Senior Correspondent

Neil has covered U.S. financial regulation for over two decades, mostly for Bloomberg and Crain Communications. He received a Loeb award for coverage of regulators' response to the collapse of Enron. He also garnered a SABEW award and some Jesse H. Neal awards for stories on the Federal Reserve's response to the 2008 financial crisis. Roland has appeared as a commentator on Fox TV, NPR, C-Span and Bloomberg TV. He received a Master's degree in public policy from Harvard and a Bachelors degree in economics from Cornell.

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