The SEC's New Financial Fraud Task Force

The Securities and Exchange Commission recently announced the creation of a new Financial Reporting and Audit Task Force in the Division of Enforcement along with a Center for Risk and Quantitative Analysis. The new groups are being formed as the agency refocuses its enforcement program in the post-market crisis era. The new task forces are likely to draw on the Commission's history of bringing significant financial fraud actions and couple that approach with one tied to risk and data analysis.