Anthony S. Kelly was named co-chief of the SEC enforcement division’s asset management unit, the Securities and Exchange Commission announced Thursday.
He succeeds Julie Riewe, who left in February to join law firm Debevoise & Plimpton in New York, and will serve with unit co-chief Marshall Sprung.
Mr. Kelly, who has been with the asset management unit since it began in 2010, said in a statement that he has “a great sense of pride” in it. He joined the SEC in 2000 as a securities compliance examiner and joined the enforcement division after completing law school. He has served as the unit’s assistant director since August 2012. It could not be learned by press time if he is being replaced in that role.
Enforcement director Andrew Ceresney said in a statement that Mr. Kelly’s “wide-ranging experience in enforcement and examinations, along with his exceptional judgment and dogged investigative skills will be tremendous assets in rooting out fraud in the asset management industry.”