Andrew J. Ceresney, director of the enforcement division of the Securities and Exchange Commission, will leave the commission by the end of the month, a news release said.
Mr. Ceresney has been sole director of the enforcement division since January 2014. His plans were not given.
Stephanie Avakian, the division’s deputy director, will become acting director upon Mr. Ceresney’s departure.
SEC spokesmen could not be immediately reached to provide further information.