Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) Executive Vice President Cam Funkhouser will retire at the end of the year, after more than 35 years with the organization.
Funkhouser has led the organization’s Office of Fraud Detection and Market Intelligence (OFDMI), which includes the Insider Trading and Fraud Surveillance units, FINRA’s Complaint Center and FINRA’s Whistleblower program, since its creation 10 years ago.
“We are deeply grateful to Cam for his many contributions over his remarkable career at FINRA, in particular, his leadership in building a new office singularly focused on identifying and investigating fraud,” Robert W. Cook, FINRA’s president and CEO, said. “Cam and his team have built OFDMI into a highly successful unit responsible for uncovering hundreds of cases of insider trading, microcap fraud, Ponzi schemes, and other white collar misconduct.”
Funkhouser started his FINRA tenure in 1984 in the Market Regulation Department, overseeing the implementation of advanced technology and data analytics to FINRA’s insider trading and fraud surveillance for publicly traded companies.
“It has been an honor and privilege to work in an organization that is so passionate about its mission of investor protection and market integrity,” Funkhouser said. “I am grateful for the incredible support I have received throughout my career from my colleagues and FINRA senior leadership in building our outstanding regulatory programs. I also want to thank my family for their behind-the-scenes support as I pursued a professional journey that spanned over four decades.”