The SEC announced the appointment of Andrew J. Bowden as Associate Director of the National Investment Adviser/Investment Company Examination Program in its Office of Compliance Inspections and Examinations (OCIE), starting November 1. As Associate Director, Bowden will oversee a staff of about 450 lawyers, accountants and examiners in their inspections of U.S.-registered investment advisers and companies.
Bowden joins the SEC from Legg Mason Capital Management, where he was Executive Director for Sales, Client Service and Marketing. In prior years, he served as the company’s General Counsel and Chief Operating Officer. Bowden has also served on the Investment Advisers Association’s Board of Governors and Executive Committee.
Bowden replaces OCIE Deputy Director Norm Champ, who has served as Acting Associate Director of the Program since Gene Gohlke’s retirement from the position earlier this year.
Click here to access the press release announcing Bowden’s appointment.