Nov 15

The Texas State Securities Board on Nov. 14 approved the appointment of Clinton Edgar as Deputy Securities Commissioner.

Edgar joined the State Securities Board in 2010. He has served as a staff attorney in the Inspections and Compliance Division and in 2016 he became the Director of the Registration Division.

“Clint has a wealth of experience that will continue to help the State Securities Board fulfil its mission of protecting investors” said Securities Commissioner Travis J. Iles. “As an attorney and director of registration, he has played a key role in ensuring that securities firms comply with the law and agency regulations.”

In his seven years with the State Securities Board, Edgar has investigated securities firms and individuals registered with the state and resolved regulatory issues through state administrative orders resulting in fines, suspensions, and revocations of licenses.

Edgar has also been responsible for managing the review and approval of registered securities offerings.

Edgar is a member of the Broker-Dealer Operations project group of the North American Securities Administrators Association, which is the association of all 50 state securities regulators. The Broker-Dealer group gathers information from state regulatory examinations across the U.S. and reports on problems with firms’ policies, procedures. In 2016, the project group reported on how firms were handling issues related to senior investors.

Edgar received his bachelor's degree from Baylor University and a juris doctorate from the Texas Tech University School of Law.