Jonathan S. Sokobin

Chief Economist & Senior Vice President at Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, Inc.

Jonathan S. Sokobin

Jonathan S. Sokobin

Chief Economist & Senior Vice President at Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, Inc.

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Jonathan S. Sokobin is Senior Vice President & Chief Economist at Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, Inc. and Acting Director-Risk & Strategy at US Securities & Exchange Commission. Dr. Sokobin received an MBA and a doctorate from The University of Chicago and an undergraduate degree from The Ohio State University.

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Executive Vice President & Chief Legal Officer at Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, Inc.

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Member, Fixed Income Market Structure Advisory Committee at US Securities & Exchange Commission

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President & Chief Executive Officer at Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, Inc.

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Executive Vice President & Chief Information Officer at Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, Inc.

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Executive Vice President & Head of Member Regulation-Sales Practice at Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, Inc.

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Head, Office of Financial & Operational Risk Policy-Office of General Counsel at Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, Inc.

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Executive Vice President & Director, Office of Dispute Resolution at Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, Inc.

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Governor at Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, Inc.

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Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer at Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, Inc.

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Director, Corporate Finance at Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, Inc.

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Chief Economist & Senior Vice President at Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, Inc.
Education
Doctorate Degree
Class of 1993

UCE’s Office of Investments is responsible for managing the University's investment assets, which includes overseeing the endowment to ensure that it benefits both current and future generations of the University of Chicago. They oversee the broad investment strategy and provide input to the development of the strategic and tactical investment policies of the University & UCMC endowments, pension plans and self-insurance trust assets. Their strategy combines qualitative and quantitative analysis, seeking to achieve superior investment performance on a risk-adjusted basis.

Undergraduate Degree
Class of 1984

The Ohio State University, commonly referred to as Ohio State or OSU, is a public research university in Columbus, Ohio. Founded in 1870, as a land-grant university and ninth university in Ohio with the Morrill Act of 1862, the university was originally known as the Ohio Agricultural and Mechanical College.

MBA

The University of Chicago Booth School of Business is a graduate business school located in Chicago, Illinois, at the University of Chicago. Formerly known as the University of Chicago Graduate School of Business, Chicago Booth is the second-oldest business school in the U.S., the first such school to offer an Executive MBA program, and the first to initiate a Ph.D. program in business. The school was renamed in 2008 following a $300 million endowment gift to the school by alumnus David G. Booth. The school has the third-largest endowment of any business school. The school's flagship campus is located in the Hyde Park neighborhood of Chicago on the main campus of the university. The school also maintains additional campuses in London and Asia (originally Singapore, but in July 2013 a move to Hong Kong was announced), as well as in downtown Chicago on the Magnificent Mile. In addition to conducting graduate business programs, the school conducts research in the fields of finance, economics, quantitative marketing research, and accounting. Chicago Booth is currently ranked first in the United States by Bloomberg Businessweek and first globally by the Economist.

Career History
Chief Economist & Senior Vice President
2013 - Current

The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, Inc. (FINRA) is the largest independent regulator of securities firms doing business with the public in the United States. Our core mission is to pursue investor protection and market integrity, and we carry it out by overseeing virtually every aspect of the brokerage industry. All told, FINRA oversees about 4,245 brokerage firms, about 162,230 branch offices and approximately 630,150 brokers. With approximately 3,400 employees, we are the first line of defense for investors—working in communities all across the nation.

Acting Director-Risk & Strategy
Prior

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) is an agency of the United States federal government. It holds primary responsibility for enforcing the federal securities laws and regulating the securities industry, the nation's stock and options exchanges, and other electronic securities markets in the United States. In addition to the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 that created it, the SEC enforces the Securities Act of 1933, the Trust Indenture Act of 1939, the Investment Company Act of 1940, the Investment Advisers Act of 1940, the Sarbanes–Oxley Act of 2002, and other statutes. The SEC was created by Section 4 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934.

Awards & Honors
2011
National Association of Corporate Directors - Directorship 100, People to Watch
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