After a lengthy career as an international business lawyer and regulatory expert, Jay Clayton was named chairman of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, and since May 2017 he has led the organization that oversees more than half of the world’s securities trading and capital-raising transactions. As chairman, Clayton has focused on modernizing SEC regulations to reflect the global market environment and on improving the investment opportunities for average Americans. He spent his Thouron year at King’s College, Cambridge, where a “wonderful” group of friends led him to “kiss the crown on the statue of Henry IV in the front court (once), fall into the Cam (multiple times) and study with more passion than ever before.”  The experience also taught him  “to see more opportunity than risk in saying yes to international work” and gave him “a love for the study of markets of all types.”