The SEC appointed Andrew J. Bowden as the Director of the SEC’s Office of Compliance Inspections and Examinations (OCIE). Mr. Bowden will also lead the OCIE’s National Exam Program. Mr. Bowden joined the SEC in November 2011 as the National Associate Director for OCIE’s Investment Adviser/Investment Company Examination Program, and he was appointed Deputy Director of OCIE in September 2012. He will succeed Carlo di Florio.
Before joining the SEC, Mr. Bowden worked in private law practice, chiefly on legal, regulatory and compliance issues involving broker-dealer activities. He spent 17 years at Legg Mason in a variety of legal, compliance and senior business roles related to Legg Mason’s broker-dealer and investment management businesses and served on the Board of Governors and Executive Committee of the Investment Advisers Association.
Mr. Bowden received his law degree, cum laude, from the University of Pennsylvania Law School and his bachelor’s degree, summa cum laude, from Loyola University in Baltimore.
Click http://www.sec.gov/news/press/2013/2013-81.htm for the press release announcing his appointment.