This year marks 25 years since the creation of the SEC’s Office of Compliance Inspections and Examinations (OCIE). Since its inception, OCIE has grown – in both number (over 1,000) and percentage (23%) of SEC employees – to represent the second largest office or division at the SEC, second in size only to the Division of Enforcement. In that time, OCIE has greatly increased the effectiveness of the Commission’s compliance and examination function. OCIE’s presence and engagement has promoted a strong culture of compliance within the financial services industry. To better reflect these important contributions and its overall role at the Commission, starting today, OCIE will be renamed the “Division of Examinations” (the Division). The SEC’s five Commissioners unanimously support this decision.
Source: SEC.gov | Statement on the Renaming of the Office of Compliance Inspections and Examinations to the Division of Examinations