HAI Details Investment Company Regulation History in New Online Exhibit

Date: January 17, 2018
Contact: Anne Strong
Telephone: (301) 279-9697

The Securities and Exchange Commission Historical Society recently launched a new online gallery on the history of investment company regulation. Investment Company Regulation: The Intricacies of an “Enlightened Partnership” is the 16th permanent gallery on the Virtual Museum and Archive, hosted on www.sechistorical.org. The new gallery, extensively researched and curated by Dr. Kenneth Durr of HAI, launched in December, 2017.

Three former Directors of the SEC Division of Investment Management came together at the SEC Historical Society’s 18th Annual Meeting on June 1, 2017 for a panel discussion entitled “Rulemaking Under the ’40 Act,” Moderated by Dr. Kenneth Durr, VP of HAI. Panelists include (from left) Norm Champ; Andrew “Buddy” Donohue; and Paul Roye

“Most Americans take investment companies for granted,” noted Dr. Durr. “However the mutual funds so many of us depend on for retirement might not exist today — were it not for regulatory regime established to help investment companies recover from the excesses of the 1920s.”

The new online gallery spans the evolution of regulation from 1924 to modern-day and includes dozens of rare manuscripts, papers, letters, hearing transcripts, photos, oral histories, panel discussion webcasts, and other original source materials.

The Investment Company Gallery was made possible by the generous support of W. Hardy Callcott, Partner at Sidley Austin LLP in San Francisco.

About the SEC Historical Society

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) Historical Society is a nonprofit organization that shares, preserves and advances knowledge of the history of financial regulation through its virtual museum and archive at www.sechistorical.org.  It is independent of and separate from the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission and receives no funding from the public sector.  The virtual museum and archive is free and accessible worldwide at all times.

About HAI

For more than 35 years, HAI has helped clients to bring knowledge forward – use the past to inform the present and prepare for the future. The company’s historians and archivists research and write histories, create educational experiences, preserve and manage historical content, and conduct specialized historical research for corporations, government agencies, law firms, and nonprofit organizations worldwide.

For more information, call (301) 279-9697 or contact HAI today.

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