November 14 2016


Herb Perone

IAA Statement on Announced Departure of SEC Chair Mary Jo White

Washington, DC (November 14, 2016) – Following is the statement of Karen Barr, President & CEO of the Investment Adviser Association, on SEC Chair Mary Jo White’s announcement that she will leave office on January 20, 2017.

“Mary Jo White has led the Commission through a critically important time for the financial services industry and for investors. She has focused the agency in an unprecedented fashion on the asset management industry, building a comprehensive agenda to enhance regulation and improve the SEC’s ability to monitor the industry through data and other measures. And during her tenure, oversight of the industry has been strengthened – with more data-driven, risk-based adviser examinations and a larger examination force devoted to adviser oversight. We thank Chair White for her hard work and dedication and wish her well in her future endeavors.”

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