PCAOB’s Office of the Investor Advocate Marks Successful First Year

Washington, DC, Mar. 21, 2024

As discussed in a new Investor Bulletin, the Office of the Investor Advocate (OIAD) at the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB) has made significant progress to further engage with investors and investor advocates and to advocate on their behalf over its first year. The Board launched the PCAOB’s first ever standalone Investor Advocate office in February 2023.

The Office of the Investor Advocate embodies how the PCAOB puts investors front and center in everything that we do,” said PCAOB Chair Erica Y. Williams. “My fellow Board Members and I are proud of OIAD’s achievements in its first year, and we look forward to seeing what the Office will accomplish in years ahead.”

The Investor Bulletin highlights the work of OIAD in its principal areas of focus, including:   

“The past 12 months have been action-packed for OIAD,” said Saba Qamar, the PCAOB’s Investor Advocate and OIAD Director. “Thanks in part to the singular focus that OIAD brings, the PCAOB’s dialogue with the investor community and advocacy on its behalf are stronger than ever.

Learn more about OIAD at the PCAOB’s Information for Investors page.


About the PCAOB

The PCAOB is a nonprofit corporation established by Congress to oversee the audits of public companies in order to protect investors and further the public interest in the preparation of informative, accurate, and independent audit reports. The PCAOB also oversees the audits of brokers and dealers registered with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including compliance reports filed pursuant to federal securities laws.


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