Securities Exchange Commission assistant director to give career talk

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — The Center for Global Studies will be hosting speaker Michael Gaw of the Securities and Exchange Commission for a career talk at Penn State from 5:45-7 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 12, in 114 Katz Building.

In this current position as an assistant director in the Division of Trading and Markets, Gaw works on issues relating to trading rules and trade reporting for equities, fixed income and derivative securities. Currently, he is the project manager for the SEC’s implementation of new rules that require derivatives trades to be publicly disseminated, as are stock trades.

Gaw has represented the SEC at international meetings in Spain, France and Germany. He graduated from Harvard College with bachelor of arts in social studies and the University of Cambridge with a master of philosophy in European studies. He earned his juris doctorate from Boston College Law School.

Gaw will talk about his career path, the challenges he faced, and how he was ultimately able to combine his interests in government, finance and foreign affairs into a career with the federal government. His lecture will be followed by a question-and-answer session. Anyone interested in a career in law, public interest, government, and/ or foreign affairs is encouraged to attend.

For a complete listing of the Center for Global Studies’ events, visit the events page on the CGS website.

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Last Updated September 25, 2015