Ruxton resident appointed SEC's top cop

Ruxton resident Marc Wyatt is named SEC's head of compliance.

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission has appointed Marc Wyatt, a 46-year-old Ruxton resident, to head the agency's compliance office.

Wyatt will serve as acting director of the SEC's Office of Compliance Inspections and Examinations, the agency said. The office conducts the national exam program for SEC-registered investment advisers, investment companies, broker-dealers and others to promote compliance with securities laws and prevent fraud.

Wyatt, who had been the office's deputy director since October 2014, joined the SEC in 2012 as a senior specialized examiner of advisers to hedge funds and private equity funds. Wyatt had worked as a principal and senior portfolio manager of a global hedge fund before joining the SEC.

"His experience and management skills will serve him well as he leads our examination program," SEC Chair Mary Jo White said in the announcement.

Lorraine.mirabella@baltsun.com

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