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MBIA names compliance head – In mid-December, financial services company MBIA named Willard Hill as chief compliance officer. In this newly created position at MBIA, which is based in New York, Hill will oversee regulatory compliance, corporate governance and business practices worldwide. Hill will also serve on the executive policy committee, MBIA's senior policy-making arm. He will continue to be in charge of equity investor relations, a position he has held since joining MBIA in 2004, unt