The Securities and Exchange Commission has named Peter Driscoll director of the agency’s Office of Compliance Inspections and Examinations.
He’s been serving as OCIE’s acting director since January, when former OCIE head Marc Wyatt departed.
OCIE directs the agency’s National Examination Program, which uses a risk-based approach to examine investment advisors and broker-dealers.
“Pete has been an exceptional leader of the National Examination Program since taking over as acting director of OCIE, including advancing the use of technology to make the program more effective,” said SEC Chairman Jay Clayton, in a statement. “With over 15 years of experience at the SEC as an attorney, examiner, and manager, I am confident that Pete and OCIE’s dedicated staff will continue to advance the interests of investors across the country.”