The Securities and Exchange Commission said Tuesday that its exam chief, Andrew Bowden, will leave the agency at the end of April and return to the private sector.
Bowden, director of the agency’s Office of Compliance Inspections and Examinations, joined the SEC in November 2011, serving as OCIE’s national associate for the investment adviser/investment company examination program. He was named deputy director of OCIE in September 2012 and became OCIE’s director in June 2013.
“I am extremely grateful to have had the opportunity to work with Chair White, the Commission, and with such dedicated and talented colleagues in OCIE,” said Bowden, in a statement. “The work they do is extremely important. Each day they come to work to protect investors and the integrity of our complex and adaptive capital markets.”
SEC Chairwoman Mary Jo White added in the statement that Bowden has served “as a thoughtful, creative and dedicated advocate for investors, OCIE and the Commission. Under his leadership, OCIE has effectively engaged with investors and the industry to promote compliance, worked to detect and prevent fraud, and advised the Commission on policy issues and developing risks.”