News Release

FINRA Statement on Confirmation of Walter J. "Jay" Clayton III as SEC Chairman

WASHINGTON — The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) today issued the following statement on the confirmation of Walter J. “Jay” Clayton III as Chairman of the Securities and Exchange Commission.

“FINRA would like to extend congratulations to Jay Clayton on his confirmation as SEC Chairman. Jay's broad experience and his keen understanding of capital markets and securities regulation will serve investors and market participants well as the SEC works to ensure that safe, strong securities markets remain a cornerstone of the U.S. economy. I look forward to working with him in his new role.” – Robert W. Cook, President and CEO, FINRA

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