On June 22, the Securities and Exchange Commission and the Department of Justice’s Antitrust Division announced a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) that is intended to foster collaboration between the agencies with respect to the enhancement of competition in the securities industry.

The MOU includes regular discussions between the agencies to review relevant law enforcement and regulatory matters, including periodic meetings among the agencies’ officials. The MOU also provides for exchanges of information and expertise.

The SEC press release is available here.