OCIE Announces New Acting Director

Last week, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) announced that Marc Wyatt will succeed Andrew Bowden as the Acting Director of the Office of Compliance Inspections and Examinations (“OCIE”).

Although Wyatt has been with the SEC since 2012, for the last six months he has served as the Deputy Director of OCIE and “has led the Technology Controls Program.” Wyatt is well-versed in both the Private Fund and Hedge Fund arenas, so another OCIE role is serving as the national co-coordinator of OCIE’s Private Fund Specialized Working Group. He also recently participated in the creation of OCIE’s Private Fund Examination Unit.

“Marc has shown strong leadership in building the Private Fund Unit and serving as OCIE’s Deputy Director,” said Mary Jo White, Chair of the SEC. “His experience and management skills will serve him well as he leads our examination program.”

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