The Securities and Exchange Commission said Tuesday that it has created a new exam team to focus on emerging threats and current events, dubbed the Event and Emerging Risks Examination Team (EERT).
Housed within the agency’s Office of Compliance Inspections and Examinations, EERT, to be headed by Adam Storch, “will proactively engage with financial firms about emerging threats and current market events and quickly mobilize to provide expertise and resources to the SEC’s regional offices when critical matters arise,” the securities regulator said.
As associate director of EERT, Storch will oversee a multidisciplinary team of specialized examiners, industry experts, accountants and quantitative analysts.
Working with OCIE exam staff in the regional offices, the EERT will focus on implementing OCIE exam priorities, including those identified in OCIE’s annual examination priorities letter.
The EERT will help ensure, through examinations and other firm engagement and monitoring activities, that firms are better prepared to address exigent threats, incidents, and emerging risks.