WASHINGTON (PRWEB) September 01, 2022
Today, the Healthy Markets Association, an investor-focused not-for-profit coalition focused on improving the capital markets, announced that James Andrus and Professor Gina-Gail Fletcher have been appointed to its Board of Directors.
Mr. Andrus is Interim Managing Investment Director of Sustainable Investments at CalPERS. He is recognized internationally as a leader in the field of financial market policy and regulation making impactful contributions on financial market issues of vital importance to the investor community. Beyond CalPERS, Mr. Andrus provides an expert voice for institutional asset owners in a number of national and international forums, including serving as a member of the Investor Advisory Committee of the Securities and Exchange Commission, the Investor Advisory Group of the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board, the Financial Accounting Standards Advisory Council, and the International Financial Reporting Standards Advisory Council. Mr. Andrus also Co-Chairs the Financial Capital Committee of the International Corporate Governance Network. Mr. Andrus has testified before Congress on capital markets policy issues. Mr. Andrus graduated from West Point and the University of Texas School of Law.
“I am proud and honored to join the Board of Healthy Markets Association, which works tirelessly to educate market participants and promote data driven reforms to market structure challenges,” said James Andrus.
Professor Fletcher studies and teaches on complex financial instruments and market regulation at Duke University School of Law. Professor Fletcher’s recent scholarship focuses on the interplay between public regulation and private ordering in balancing financial innovation against market stability and integrity. Professor Fletcher is a leading researcher and thought leader on market manipulation, and, in 2021, testified before Congress as part of its inquiries into the “meme stock” hearings. Professor Fletcher is a member of the Investor Advisory Committee of the SEC and the Investor Issues Committee of the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority. Professor Fletcher received her B.A. magna cum laude from Mount Holyoke College and her J.D. cum laude from Cornell Law School.
“I have long admired the dedication and commitment of Healthy Markets Association to improving the resiliency, integrity, and efficiency of the capital markets, and I am thrilled to join at this pivotal moment,” said Gina-Gail Fletcher.
“We’ve had the privilege of working with James and Gina-Gail for years, and we’re thrilled to have them formally join our efforts more directly,” said HMA President and CEO, Tyler Gellasch. “Their demonstrated commitment to investors and technical expertise will assist our members in the years to come.”
As part of the moves, Don Pontes has stepped down from HMA’s Board. “Don’s steady guidance was invaluable to our growth from an idea to an effective organization seeking to inform and empower our members,” said Chris Nagy HMA Research Director. “We can’t thank him enough for his support.”
In another organizational move, HMA’s longtime Executive Director Tyler Gellasch has been elevated to President and Chief Executive Officer.