September 8, 2017

SEC Names Dalia Blass Director of the Division of Investment Management

The Securities and Exchange Commission has hired Dalia Blass as director of the Commission’s Division of Investment Management.

Blass joins the SEC from Ropes & Gray, where she advised on a broad range of investment fund, private equity and regulatory matters. Blass joined Ropes in September 2016. (For additional insight from Blass’, see “Ropes & Gray Attorneys Discuss Their Views on What’s in Store for the SEC, Hedge Fund Regulation”)

Prior to Ropes & Gray, Blass served in a number of leadership roles in the Division of Investment Management, most recently as assistant chief counsel.

“The investment management industry is constantly evolving, yet its integrity is vital to our markets and Main Street investors,” said Chairman Jay Clayton. “I know Dalia and the dedicated team in the Investment Management Division recognize this and will continue to work every day to fulfill the SEC’s mission.”

The SEC’s Division of Investment Management is responsible for the Commission’s regulation of investment companies, variable insurance products and federally registered investment advisers.

“The asset management industry is more important than ever to American investors and to our capital markets,” Blass said. “I am humbled by the opportunity to lead the Division and to promote opportunities for capital formation and innovation that benefits investors.”