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Wall Street Bonus Rules Seen as Urgent Ahead of Trump Takeover

  • Regulators rushing to finish compensation limits by January
  • Incentive pay rule targets excessive risk taking at banks
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U.S. regulators are rushing to issue sweeping limits on Wall Street pay by January, said people familiar with the effort, before President-elect Donald Trump begins replacing officials installed by Barack Obama.

The rule on finance industry bonuses is the last major unfinished piece of the Dodd-Frank Act, which was created to strengthen regulations and prevent a repeat of the 2008 economic crisis. The government agencies are making last-minute adjustments to the measure to complete it within the next two months, according to two people who asked not to be named because the process isn’t public.