SEC Investor Advisory Committee

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SEC Investor Advisory Committee
Founded 2009
Headquarters Washington, D.C.
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On June 3, 2009, Securities and Exchange Commission Chairman Mary Schapiro announced the formation of an Investor Advisory Committee to give investors a greater voice in the Commission's work.[1] SEC Commissioner Luis A. Aguilar will serve as the Commission's primary sponsor of the Committee.


The Investor Advisory Committee's charter provides for a broad scope of interest, including:

  • Advising the Commission on matters of concern to investors in the securities markets
  • Providing the Commission with investors' perspectives on current, non-enforcement, regulatory issues
  • Serving as a source of information and recommendations to the Commission regarding the Commission's regulatory programs from the point of view of investors

Current Members

The Advisory Committee will be co-chaired by Richard (Mac) Hisey, president of AARP Financial Incorporated and AARP Funds, and Hye-Won Choi, senior vice president and head of corporate governance for TIAA-CREF. Fred J. Joseph, president of the North American Securities Administrators Association and securities administrator for the State of Colorado, will be an ex-officio participant.

The Advisory Committee's other members will include:

  • Mark Anson, president and executive director of investment services, Nuveen Investments
  • Mercer Bullard, founder and president of Fund Democracy, Inc. and Associate Professor of Law, University of Mississippi Law School
  • Jeff Brown, senior vice president, legislative and regulatory affairs, Charles Schwab & Co., Inc.
  • Stephen Davis, senior fellow and project director, Yale University School for Management's Millstein Center for Corporate Governance, and nonexecutive chair of Hermes Equity Ownership Service
  • Abe Friedman, global head of corporate governance and proxy voting and managing director, Barclays Global Investors
  • Mellody Hobson, president of Ariel Capital Management
  • Dennis A. Johnson, managing director, Shamrock Capital Advisors, Inc.
  • Adam Kanzer, managing director and general counsel, Domini Social Investments LLC
  • Mark Latham, director of Proxy Democracy, a nonprofit organization helping individual investors
  • Barbara Roper, director of investor protection, Consumer Federation of America
  • Dallas Salisbury, president and ceo, Employee Benefit Research Institute
  • Kurt Schacht, managing director, CFA Institute
  • Damon Silvers, associate general counsel, AFL-CIO
  • Kurt Stocker, chairman of the Individual Investors Advisory Board of the NYSE
  • Ann Yerger, executive director, Council of Institutional Investors


  1. Press Release. Securities and Exchange Commission.
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