- SEC officials with 50 years of experience have resigned under Gensler’s leadership.
- Gensler’s leadership of the SEC is not liked by the majority of the community.
- The SEC head had previously shared his concerns over the agency’s shortage of funds.
When Gensler was appointed as US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) chairperson last year, he was quickly dubbed the “Tyrant of Crypto” on Twitter by critics, who claim that he is aggressively anti-crypto.
SEC, the union representing all of the agency’s non-management employees, has put pressure on Gensler as well as the agency’s top officials. Gensler’s edict requiring them to use or lose their paid holidays is at the heart of the controversy.
According to Fox Business, staff attorneys in SEC’s Division of Enforcement have quit under Gensler, who Crypto Twitter now calls “just another train wreck under the Biden administration” leadership.
SEC officials Kristina Littman, Jennifer Leete, and Adam Aderton have all recently left the agency, with a combined total of nearly 50 years of service at the agency.
Whereas the SEC officials use their expertise in regulatory oversight and obtain legal work in the field, the agency typically maintains a strong retention rate and is able to continue attracting talented people.
However, this appears to be changing under Gensler, as the agency now retains fewer employees and attracts fewer talented people.
The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) announced early last month that it intends to nearly double the size of the unit that is dedicated to cryptocurrency and cybersecurity enforcement by adding 20 investigators and litigators to the team.
Another thing that worried the former investment banker was the budget of the SEC where he expressed his wish that the agency had more money on ground.
Aside from SEC-registered asset managers, Gensler said that the agency has limited access to private funds and family offices, where crypto exposure is more prevalent.
Form PF, which is provided by private equity and hedge funds, would have to provide them with more and faster information under a rule proposed by the SEC back in January.