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SEC Names Robert Fisher as Deputy Director in Office of International Affairs


Washington, D.C., Jan. 12, 2012 —

The Securities and Exchange Commission today announced that Robert M. Fisher has been named a Deputy Director in the SEC’s Office of International Affairs.

Dr. Fisher, who earned his Ph. D. in economics from Duke University, joined the SEC staff in 2002 as a financial economist in the Office of Economic Analysis. He later became an Assistant Director in the Office of International Affairs, where he has been responsible for the SEC’s international technical assistance program for emerging and recently-emerged markets. In being elevated to a Deputy Director position, Dr. Fisher will now oversee policy issues for the office.

“Rob brings to this position an extraordinary blend of skills as both an attorney and an economist that will serve the Commission well in a time of rapidly changing global markets,” said Ethiopis Tafara, Director of the SEC’s Office of International Affairs. “His extensive experience both in the private sector and at the SEC is a valuable asset as we continue to confront new and evolving regulatory challenges.”

The SEC’s Office of International Affairs advises the Commission on cross-border enforcement and regulatory matters, and engages in regulatory dialogues with authorities outside the U.S. The office also provides technical assistance and is responsible for the SEC’s participation in multilateral standard setting bodies such as the Financial Stability Board and International Organization of Securities Commissions.

Prior to joining the SEC staff, Dr. Fisher worked as an attorney in Washington, D.C. He also was employed as a Practice Manager at the Corporate Executive Board.

Dr. Fisher, 57, earned his law degree at Harvard University. Among his various academic experiences, he has served as an Adjunct Professor of Law at the Georgetown University Law Center where he co-taught a course on global securities markets. Dr. Fisher once clerked for Judge Stephen F. Williams at the U.S. Court of Appeals, D.C. Circuit.


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