The Securities and Exchange Commission announced Monday the appointment of John Ramsay as the regulator’s new deputy director in the Division of Trading and Markets.

Previously, Ramsay served with the SEC as deputy chief counsel for the Division of Market Regulation. He derived most of his regulatory experience from working in key positions at the Commodity Futures Trading Commission and the National Association of Securities Dealers (now FINRA). In the private sector, the veteran served as a partner at the law firm of Morgan Lewis and Bockius, and at the Bond Market Association (now part of the Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association), Citigroup Global Markets, and most recently, the Regulatory Fundamentals Group LLC, a private consulting firm.

In his new role, Ramsay will manage several of the regulator’s divisions with a particular focus on broker-dealer financial responsibility, clearance and settlement. Additionally, Ramsay will play an integral part in the division’s role in the SEC-wide implementation of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act.

“[His] broad experience in the securities markets and at regulatory agencies will be a tremendous asset as we implement regulatory reform and work to enhance investor protection," said Robert Cook, director of the Division of Trading and Markets.

Ramsay joins the division’s current Deputy Director James Brigagliano, who has been in this role since last March.

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