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Heather L. Traeger

Heather L. Traeger

Teacher Retirement System of Texas
CCO & Compliance Counsel
Austin, TX, USA


Heather L. Traeger serves as the Chief Compliance Officer and Compliance Counsel for the Teacher Retirement System of Texas.  TRS is one of the largest public pension plans in the country.

Ms. Traeger has significant experience advising a variety of financial institutions.  Immediately prior to joining TRS, Ms. Traeger was a partner at O’Melveny & Myers LLP, in Washington, D.C., in the Financial Services Practice. Previously, she served as an Associate Counsel at the Investment Company Institute (ICI) and in several positions at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, including as the Senior Counsel to Commissioner Roel Campos, Counsel to Commissioner Issac Hunt, and Senior Counsel in the Division of Market Regulation (now Trading and Markets).  She also clerked for the Texas First Court of Appeals.

Ms. Traeger has written numerous articles and chapters on investment adviser and broker dealer regulatory and compliance issues.  She also participates regularly in industry panels.  Ms. Traeger is a faculty member for the Regulatory Compliance Association’s CCO University and is a member of the Board of Editors for the Investment Lawyer.  While in Washington, D.C., she was a faculty member for Operation HOPE, Banking on Our Future, as well as a member of the Women’s White Collar Defense Association and Women in Housing and Finance.  She now participates in Texas Wall Street Women and serves on the Boards of the Association of Securities and Exchange Commission Alumni and The Investment Lawyer.

Ms. Traeger is a member of the Texas and District of Columbia bars.  She currently lives in Austin, Texas with her husband, Jeff Cohan, and her daughter, Elana.

Heather L. Traeger is associated with the following items:
CHB Chapters  CHB Chapters Investment Advisers and New Client Relationships (April 27, 2017) - Fundamentals of Investment Adviser Regulation 2017, Tuesday, June 27, 2017
Web Segment  Web Segment Attracting Clients and Establishing the Investment Adviser-Client Relationship - Fundamentals of Investment Adviser Regulation 2017, Wednesday, June 28, 2017
MP3 Audio  MP3 Audio Attracting Clients and Establishing the Investment Adviser-Client Relationship - Attracting Clients and Establishing the Investment Adviser-Client Relationship, Wednesday, June 28, 2017
Transcripts  Transcripts Attracting Clients and Establishing the Investment Adviser-Client Relationship - Attracting Clients and Establishing the Investment Adviser-Client Relationship, Wednesday, June 28, 2017
MP4 - Mobile Video Seg  MP4 - Mobile Video Seg Attracting Clients and Establishing the Investment Adviser-Client Relationship - Attracting Clients and Establishing the Investment Adviser-Client Relationship, Wednesday, June 28, 2017
On-Demand Web Programs  On-Demand Web Programs Fundamentals of Investment Adviser Regulation 2017, Thursday, June 29, 2017, New York, NY
Treatise Chapters  Treatise Chapters New Client Relationships; and Appendix 15A-A - Investment Adviser Regulation: A Step-by-Step Guide to Compliance and the Law, Tuesday, October 24, 2017
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