Eileen Rominger was named director of investment management at the SEC.
She will begin at the agency in February, according to a news release.
Ms. Rominger was global chief investment officer at Goldman Sachs Asset Management; she left the money manager at the end of 2010.
At the SEC, she will replace Andrew J. “Buddy” Donohue, who left in November. Jennifer B. McHugh, a senior adviser to SEC Chairwoman Mary L. Schapiro, had been acting director of the division.
“The investor protection mission of the SEC has never been more important,” Ms. Rominger said in the release. “Retirement and other important financial needs loom large for millions of Americans, even as investment choices increase in number and complexity. I'm honored to have the opportunity to lead the Investment Management Division and its talented staff as they drive their critical agenda of transparency and integrity in the industry.”
“Eileen brings the agency a lifetime of experience in the asset management industry and a record of strong leadership,” Ms. Schapiro said in the release. “She understands the importance of the nation's investment management industry to the well-being of investors everywhere.”