With an insider's knowledge of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), Tom Bisset helps financial institutions, including insurance companies, banks and mutual funds, comply with SEC rulings and regulatory requirements. Tom follows new developments in regulatory issues, and guides his clients in matters affecting mutual funds, variable insurance products, fixed annuity contracts and equity index products.
Before joining Sutherland, Tom served as a senior counsel in the Office of Insurance Products in the SEC's Division of Investment Management, working on investment company registration statements, exemptive applications and no-action letters, and participating in rulemaking projects and investment company examinations. He spent two years as a staff attorney in the Division of Market Regulation. Tom participated in several significant SEC projects, including the October 1987 Market Break Study.
Sutherland represents several insurers in developing and obtaining groundbreaking regulatory approvals from SEC and FINRA.
Sutherland advises mutual fund trustees on fund oversight.
Sutherland counsels life insurance companies on the redesign of registered separate account products.