Lori Schock, the deputy director of the Securities and Exchange Commission's Office of Investor Education, has been named the division's acting director.

"Her knowledge of the financial literacy landscape and her passion for investor education will prove invaluable to the Commission and the investing public," said SEC Chairman Christopher Cox, in a statement announcing the appointment. "Because the focus of this office on retail investors is central to the mission of the SEC, this appointment will put Lori at the center of the action."

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