The Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association has hired former SEC and NYSE veteran Saima Ahmed as general counsel.
Ahmed joins the trade association for the US securities industry from NYSE Regulation Inc., the regulatory arm of the Intercontinental Exchange Inc.-owned New York Stock Exchange. She was a senior director and head of the exchange’s market watch and corporate actions groups.
The former federal prosecutor in New York also was senior counsel with the US Securities and Exchange Commission’s Division of Enforcement and its market abuse unit before joining the NYSE in 2015.
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