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Carlo di Florio Named Director of SEC Office of Compliance Inspections and Examinations


Washington, D.C., Jan. 4, 2010 — Securities and Exchange Commission Chairman Mary L. Schapiro today announced that Carlo V. di Florio has been named Director of the agency’s Office of Compliance Inspections and Examinations (OCIE).

Mr. di Florio comes to the SEC from PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC), where he was a partner in the Financial Services Regulatory Practice and one of PwC's national leaders in corporate governance, enterprise risk management and regulatory compliance and ethics. As head of OCIE, Mr. di Florio will oversee the SEC’s nationwide examination programs for investment advisers, broker-dealers, mutual funds, credit rating agencies and self-regulatory organizations among other entities.

“A strong inspections and examinations unit is instrumental to the SEC’s investor protection efforts. Investors rely on our examiners to ensure that their financial professionals comply with the law,” said Chairman Schapiro. “Carlo brings the energy, insight, and experience necessary to ensure that we keep pace with the rapid changes in the industry and continue to build upon the reforms of the past year.”

Mr. di Florio said, “I’m honored to join Chairman Schapiro, the Commissioners and the SEC staff during this critical time of financial regulatory reform. I’m excited to collaborate with an outstanding team of talented and dedicated professionals across the country as we work together to strengthen our examination strategy, structure, training programs, processes and systems, while also recruiting colleagues with valuable new skill sets, including trading strategies, risk management and quantitative analytics.”

At PwC, Mr. di Florio has played a leading role in strengthening the corporate governance, risk management and regulatory compliance practice and defining new industry standards, including the Committee of Sponsoring Organizations (COSO) Enterprise Risk Management standard and the Open Compliance and Ethics Guidelines (OCEG). Mr. di Florio has extensive experience leading independent reviews and advising clients on regulatory expectations and industry leading practices across capital markets, investment management, banking and other financial services sectors and regulatory regimes.

In addition to helping financial institutions strengthen corporate governance and regulatory compliance programs, Mr. di Florio also has played a leading role in numerous high-profile engagements where PwC was retained to investigate corporate fraud, corruption, conflicts of interest and money laundering. In this regard, Mr. di Florio has directed international teams and engagements across numerous jurisdictions around the world.

Mr. di Florio received his Master of Laws (LL.M) with distinction from Georgetown University Law Center, his JD from Penn State University, and his BA in Political Economy from Tulane University.

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Modified: 01/05/2010