Gary Barnett, deputy director in the division of trading and markets, will retire effective Dec. 31, the Securities and Exchange Commission said Wednesday.
Since January 2015, Mr. Barnett has overseen the division's office of broker-dealer finances, office of derivatives policy, office of trading practices, its Volcker rule team, and its participation in various global regulatory initiatives.
He has also been part of the SEC's cybersecurity and financial technology working groups. "Gary has provided valuable leadership on a number of important rule-making and policy initiatives, and his dedication to promoting strong capital markets has served investors well," Chairman Jay Clayton said in a statement.
Plans for Mr. Barnett's replacement were not available.