Big data gives SEC new ways to spot misconduct – Bauguess

Innovative data tools behind big SEC successes

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Scott Bauguess, SEC

Growth in market data and new ways of structuring it are helping the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) make better use of its scarce resources, with notable successes in detecting misrepresentation of returns by hedge funds and insider trading.

Speaking at the OpRisk North America conference in New York on March 24, Scott Bauguess, deputy director of the Division of Economic and Risk Analysis at the SEC, said the commission is using data analytics to predict which firms it should focus

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