George Canellos ’89 to Lead SEC in New York

Winter 2010

George Canellos ’89 has been selected to head the New York regional office of the Securities and Exchange Commission. In his new role, Canellos, a former partner at Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy, will oversee the SEC’s operations in the region as the commission looks to increase oversight of Wall Street.

“One of [my highest priorities] is focusing on the examination staff,” said Canellos. “These are the securities professionals who inspect registered broker-dealers, investment advisers, and investment companies. And they are very much on the forefront of efforts to prevent and detect illegal practices in the market.”