DOL headquarters Representing anew domain for its enforcement arm, Labor is investigatingtrust companies that are setting up collective investment trustsfor sponsors. (Photo: Mike Scarcella/ALM)

Conventional wisdom would hold that regulators with enforcementjurisdiction over retail and institutional investment markets would loosentheir grip under a pro-business, Republican presidentialadministration.

But attorneys with Drinker, Biddle and Reath report that boththe Labor Department and Securities and Exchange Commission areleveraging enforcement initiatives at a historical levelof tenacity.

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Nick Thornton

Nick Thornton is a financial writer covering retirement and health care issues for BenefitsPRO and ALM Media. He greatly enjoys learning from the vast minds in the legal, academic, advisory and money management communities when covering the retirement space. He's also written on international marketing trends, financial institution risk management, defense and energy issues, the restaurant industry in New York City, surfing, cigars, rum, travel, and fishing. When not writing, he's pushing into some land or water.