SEC Exams Chief Bowden Leaving For Private Sector

By Ed Beeson (April 7, 2015, 9:10 PM EDT) -- A top U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission official who made waves last year when he warned of mass compliance failures within the private equity sector is leaving the agency at the end of the month, the SEC said Tuesday.

Andrew Bowden, director of the SEC's Office of Compliance Inspections and Examinations, is slated to rejoin the private sector after three-and-a-half years at the SEC, the agency said.

The SEC didn't say where he is headed, and Bowden, who came to the SEC in November 2011 from asset manager Legg Mason Inc., declined to comment about his next steps, but said an...

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