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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, a member of the Board of Editors for the Investment Lawyer, and serves on the Board of the Association of Securities and Exchange Commission Alumni. She is a member of Texas Wall Street Women and participates in the National Society of Compliance Professionals, the Austin and Houston Compliance Roundtables, and the Council of Public Fund Compliance Officers. 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.

Ms. Traeger is a member of the Texas and District of Columbia bars.

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
Investment Advisers and New Client Relationships (April 27, 2018) - Fundamentals of Investment Adviser Regulation 2018, Monday, June 25, 2018
Treatise Chapters  Treatise Chapters New Client Relationships; and Appendix 15A-A - Investment Adviser Regulation: A Step-by-Step Guide to Compliance and the Law (Third Edition), Friday, June 22, 2018
Web Segment  Web Segment Core Investment Adviser Regulations - Fundamentals of Investment Adviser Regulation 2018, Wednesday, June 27, 2018
MP3 Audio  MP3 Audio Core Investment Adviser Regulations - Core Investment Adviser Regulations, Wednesday, June 27, 2018
Transcripts  Transcripts Core Investment Adviser Regulations - Core Investment Adviser Regulations, Wednesday, June 27, 2018
MP4 - Mobile Video Seg  MP4 - Mobile Video Seg Core Investment Adviser Regulations - Core Investment Adviser Regulations, Wednesday, June 27, 2018
On-Demand Web Programs  On-Demand Web Programs Fundamentals of Investment Adviser Regulation 2018, Monday, July 02, 2018, New York, NY
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