The Investment Adviser Association announced Thursday that Robert Grohowski will become the trade group’s new general counsel, replacing Karen Barr, who now serves as IAA’s president and CEO.
“Bob brings a wealth of experience and insight on issues affecting the investment management community,” said Barr in a statement. “His deep expertise and knowledge of the regulatory landscape will be of great benefit to our members. Bob is ideally suited to lead our talented and dedicated legal team.”
Barr, IAA’s longtime general counsel, became the association’s new president and CEO in November, replacing David Tittsworth, who led the association since 1996.
Grohowski, who will start at IAA in March, is currently an associate general counsel with the Investment Company Institute (ICI), with primary responsibility for a wide range of issues arising under the Investment Advisers Act of 1940 and the Investment Company Act of 1940. He previously led the ICI’s International Affairs department.