SEC chief economist quits for private sector


James Overdahl, the principal policy adviser at the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), will leave the agency to become vice-president of a private consultancy, the markets regulator said on Tuesday.

Overdahl, who joined the SEC as chief economist in 2007, was responsible for supervising the agency's economics programme and advising policymakers on issues related to securities markets and the related laws. He was chief economist at the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) for fiv

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