Arthur was the 25th chairman of the US Securities and Exchange Commission, serving as its longest-tenured chairman from 1993 to 2001. Throughout his tenure, he worked to educate, empower and protect investors. He created the Office of Investor Education and Assistance and established a website to allow the public free and easy access to corporate filings and investor education materials. After leaving the SEC, Arthur joined The Carlyle Group in 2001 as a senior advisor. He also serves as a policy advisor to Goldman Sachs and as a director of Bloomberg LP. Arthur graduated from Williams College before serving two years in the Air Force. His best-selling book, TAKE ON THE STREET: What Wall Street and Corporate America Don’t Want You to Know/What You Can Do to Fight Back was published by Pantheon Books in October, 2002.