Andrew J. Bowden

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Andrew J. Bowden
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Occupation Associate Director, National Investment Adviser/Investment Company Examination Program
Employer Securities and Exchange Commission
Location Washington, DC

Andrew J. Bowden is the director of the SEC's Office of Compliance Inspections and Examinations (OCIE). He will leave the agency at the end of April 2015 to return to the private sector.[1]

Bowden joined the SEC in November 2011, serving as OCIE’s national associate for the Investment Adviser/Investment Company examination program. He was named deputy director of OCIE in September 2012 and became the director of OCIE in June 2013, appointed by SEC Chair Mary Jo White.[2][3]


Bowden is a former senior vice president for the asset management firm Legg Mason. He worked there for 17 years in a number of roles, including legal, compliance, operations, sales, service, marketing, and corporate governance.[4] He began at Legg Mason in 2003 as deputy general counsel, later taking on the roles of COO and general counsel.

He has also served on the Board of Governors and Executive Committee of the Investment Adviser Association.[5]

From 1987 to 1994, Bowden was a trial attorney at Weinberg and Green, specializing in broker-dealer and general commercial litigation. He was named partner at the firm in 1993.


He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree, summa cum laude, from Loyola University Maryland and a law degree, cum laude, from The University of Pennsylvania.