What You Need to Know
- Roper, of the Consumer Federation of America, has been named senior advisor to SEC Chairman Gary Gensler.
- She will focus on issues relating to retail investor protection, including matters relating to policy, BDs and advisors.
- Gensler worked with Roper on changes related to the Sarbanes-Oxley and Dodd-Frank acts.
Securities and Exchange Commission Chairman Gary Gensler said Wednesday that he has appointed Barbara Roper as his senior advisor.
Roper, director of investor protection for the Consumer Federation of America, will focus on issues relating to retail investor protection, including matters relating to policy, broker-dealer oversight, investment advisor oversight and examinations.
“Barb is a champion for investors and will provide invaluable counsel on behalf of the American public,” Gensler said in a statement.
“I’ve had the pleasure of working closely with her on the Sarbanes-Oxley Act and the critical market reforms of the Dodd-Frank Act, and I’m thrilled to collaborate with her again at the SEC,” Gensler explained.
Roper added in the statement that she’s “excited” to join Gensler’s leadership team.
“I’ve dedicated my career to ensuring that our capital markets work for the average investor,” she said.