Peter M. Uhlmann is stepping down as the SEC's chief of staff. The 39-year-old took over the post as the chief of in 2005.
The staff chief acts as the liaison between the five Commissioners and the SEC's senior permanent staff.
Uhlmann said that he will remain with the SEC for a "period of time" to help assure its continuity of operations. He did not reveal his future plans.
"Peter has been a steady hand at the Commission during these challenging times," stated SEC Chairman Christopher Cox. "His strong and capable management of the agencyâ€™s day-to-day affairs was reinforced by his integrity, professionalism, and good humor. The nationâ€™s investors and markets are fortunate to have had the benefit of his wisdom and good judgment."
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