SEC commissioner Casey steps down

End of term for longest-serving US regulator

Kathleen Casey SEC commissioner

Kathleen Casey, one of five commissioners at the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), has stepped down from her post after serving her five-year term with the agency.

Casey joined the SEC in 2006. During her tenure she has focused on the commission’s work to protect investors, facilitate capital formation and ensure transparent, efficient and competitive capital markets. At her departure she was the senior member of the SEC – chair Mary Schapiro joined in 2009 and fellow commissioners Elisse Walter, Luis Aguilar and Troy Paredes joined in 2008. No replacement has yet been nominated.

She has also been engaged with the international community, working as chair of the International Organisation of Securities Commissions’ technical committee and as the SEC’s representative to the Financial Stability Board.

Before her time at the SEC, Casey worked for 13 years at the US Congress, ultimately serving as staff director and counsel of the Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs committee. She also worked on issues such as trade and finance, banking, securities and insurance regulation, and money laundering and terror finance.

Casey also served as legislative director and chief of staff for US senator Richard Shelby, the senior Republican member of the banking committee. Before this she served as staff director of the subcommittee on financial institutions and regulatory relief, where she advised on issues including financial services regulatory relief legislation.

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