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New Hire Roundup: FASB's Herz Joins Board at Morgan Stanley

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This week in new hires, Robert Herz was elected to the board of directors at Morgan Stanley and Dune Thorne joined Brown Advisory as a partner. Also, Ken Joseph was appointed as head of the investment advisor/investment company examination program at the SEC’s New York regional office.

FASB’s Robert Herz Elected to Morgan Stanley Board of Directors

Morgan Stanley announced June 28 that Robert Herz has been elected to its board of directors; the appointment was effective July 2 and brings the board of directors to 14 members. He will serve on the board’s audit committee.

Currently president of Robert H. Herz LLC, he has been a director of Fannie Mae since June 2011; he also serves on the Accounting Standards Oversight Council of Canada, and as a member of the standing advisory group of the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board. Herz served as chairman of the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) from July 2002 to September 2010 and was previously a member of the International Accounting Standards Board.

Dune Thorne Joins Brown Advisory as Partner

Brown Advisory announced June 28 the appointment of Dune Thorne as partner in the firm’s Boston office. She will serve as a senior investment and strategic advisor to families, family offices and foundations.

Thorne joins Brown Advisory from Silver Bridge Advisors, where she was a managing director and principal; she served on the management committee and as dean of faculty of the Silver Bridge Institute, which provides educational programs to enable individuals and families to become more engaged in their financial lives. Prior to Silver Bridge, Thorne was the director of investments for Circle Financial Group. In 2011, AdvisorOne recognized Thorne as one of the Top 50 Women in Wealth.

SEC Appoints Joseph at SEC NY Regional Office

The SEC announced Tuesday the appointment of Ken Joseph as head of the investment advisor/investment company examination program at the agency’s New York regional office. In his new role, he will manage approximately 100 accountants, examiners, attorneys, and support staff involved in the examination of investment companies and investment advisers in New York and New Jersey.

Joseph has worked for the past 16 years as a staff attorney, branch chief, and assistant director in the SEC’s Division of Enforcement in Washington, D.C., and New York. Most recently, he was an assistant director in the Enforcement Division’s asset management unit.


Read the June 27 New Hire Roundup at AdvisorOne.