The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority announced yesterday that it has appointed Richard Ketchum as its chief executive officer and the successor to Mary Schapiro who left the self-regulator to head the Securities and Exchange Commission last month.

It was widely reported last week that Ketchum would take the job. He is currently CEO of New York Stock Exchange Regulation as well as FINRA's chairman and helped consolidate major portions of NYSE Regulation into FINRA two years ago.

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