January 4 2017


Herb Perone

Statement of Investment Adviser Association President & CEO Karen Barr on Selection of Jay Clayton as Chair of the Securities and Exchange Commission

Washington, DC (January 4, 2017) – Following is the statement of Karen Barr, President & CEO of the Investment Adviser Association, on the selection of Sullivan and Cromwell partner Jay Clayton to become the next Chair of the Securities and Exchange Commission:

“We congratulate Jay Clayton on his selection as the next SEC Chair. Mr. Clayton is a highly regarded, respected, and accomplished securities lawyer, with a deep understanding of the complexities of modern securities transactions and regulations. If confirmed, we look forward to working with him and his fellow Commissioners on all issues that directly affect the investment advisory profession.”

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