FINRA Appoints Next President and CEO

FINRA appointed Robert W. Cook as its President and CEO. His term will begin during the second half of 2016.

Mr. Cook will succeed Richard G. Ketchum, who has served in that capacity since 2009. Previously, Mr. Cook served as the Director of the SEC Division of Trading and Markets from 2010 to 2013.

Lofchie Comment: In Mr. Cook, FINRA has found a strong replacement for Mr. Ketchum.  Mr. Cook’s leadership will reflect significant private and governmental experience.