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Sara Cortes

Assistant Director, Investment Adviser Regulation Office
U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission

Sara Cortes has over a decade of experience in financial regulation. She currently heads the Investment Adviser Regulation Office in the Division of Investment Management of the SEC, where she leads the consideration of policy issues affecting registered investment advisers. Ms. Cortes led the Commission’s Investment Company Reporting Modernization initiative, which the Commission adopted in 2016. This rulemaking will transform the amount and quality of data that mutual funds will provide regarding their portfolios and business operations in order to enhance all aspects of the Commission’s regulation of asset managers.

As Senior Advisor to the Honorable Elisse Walter, she advised the Commissioner on a variety of enforcement actions and domestic and international regulatory initiatives. During Ms. Walter’s tenure as Chairman, Ms. Cortes served as her Deputy on the Financial Stability Oversight Council. Ms. Cortes also advised the Commissioner on rules implementing Title VII of the Dodd-Frank Act regarding the SEC’s domestic and cross-border regulation of security-based swaps, as well as rules implementing provisions of the JOBS Act.

Ms. Cortes has also advised the SEC’s Enforcement Division on numerous enforcement actions as an attorney in the SEC’s Office of General Counsel. Before joining the SEC, Ms. Cortes handled a broad range of enforcement actions and regulatory matters at the Federal Reserve Board. In private practice, Ms. Cortes conducted internal investigations and advised underwriters and issuers in public offerings and private placements.

Sara Cortes will be speaking at:

Investment advisers, Funds and Hedge Funds

January 1, 1970 16:00 - 17:00

Dodd-Frank, Brexit and U.S. Regulation in 2017 and Beyond: the Regulator’s view

January 1, 1970 09:20 - 10:30

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