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Robert M. Fisher Named Managing Executive of the Office of Compliance Inspections and Examinations


Washington D.C., March 8, 2016 —

The Securities and Exchange Commission today announced that Robert M. Fisher has been named Managing Executive of the Office of Compliance Inspections and Examinations (OCIE).  In this role, Dr. Fisher will oversee OCIE’s business operations, technology services, examiner training, and Tips, Complaints and Referrals programs.  He succeeds Peter B. Driscoll who has been named Chief Risk and Strategy Officer of OCIE’s new Office of Risk and Strategy.

“Rob has terrific experience and brings proven skill sets to the position of Managing Executive,” said OCIE Director Marc Wyatt. “I look forward to working with him to further advance the effectiveness of our National Exam Program.”

“I am extremely proud to be working with such a great and dedicated team in OCIE to support the vital mission of protecting investors,” said Dr. Fisher.

Dr. Fisher came to the SEC in 2002 as an Economic Fellow in the Office of Economic Analysis, now the Division of Economic and Risk Analysis.   He was named an Assistant Director in the Office of International Affairs (OIA) in 2005, with responsibility for the SEC’s technical assistance program for emerging markets.  He became OIA’s Deputy Director in 2012 and later served as the office’s Acting Director.  In 2014, Dr. Fisher joined OCIE as an Associate Director within its Office of the Director.

Before coming to the SEC, Dr. Fisher was a Washington, D.C.-based attorney in private practice and clerked for Judge Stephen F. Williams of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit.  His academic experience includes serving as an Adjunct Professor of Law at the Georgetown University Law Center, Associate Professor at the College of the Holy Cross, Visiting Fellow at Cambridge University, and Research Fellow at the Australian National University. 

Dr. Fisher holds a Ph.D. and bachelor’s degree in Economics from Duke University and a J.D. from Harvard Law School (magna cum laude).


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