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SEC Announces Incoming and Outgoing Deputy Directors of OCIE

July 26, 2018

[Photos:  Kristin Snyder (left) and Jane Jarcho]


by Howard Haykin


On Wednesday, the SEC announced in separate press releases that Kristin Snyder was named Deputy Director of OCIE while Jane Jarcho, a current Deputy Director of OCIE, will retire at the end of August. It’s not clear if these 2 announcements are related - i.e., that Ms. Snyder is replacing Ms. Jarcho.


The SEC announced that Kristin Snyder has been named Deputy Director of the agency’s Office of Compliance Inspections and Examinations (OCIE).


Kristin Snyder joined the SEC in 2003 from Sidley Austin Brown & Wood. She initially spent 8 years as a Branch Chief and a Senior Counsel in the San Francisco office’s enforcement program.


Ms. Snyder has served as the Co-National Associate Director of OCIE’s Investment Company/Investment Adviser examination program since August 2016 and as the Associate Regional Director for Examinations in the SEC’s San Francisco office since November 2011.  She will continue in both of these roles while also assuming this additional leadership role in OCIE. As Deputy Director of OCIE, Ms. Snyder will oversee many of the office’s strategic initiatives and serve as the regional advisor to OCIE Director Peter Driscoll.


END NOTES.    The SEC announced that Jane Jarcho, Deputy Director of OCIE, will retire from the SEC. Ms. Jarcho, who will leave at the end of August, has served as OCIE’s Deputy Director since 2016, with responsibility for overseeing OCIE’s program areas, including Investment Adviser/Investment Company (IA/IC), Broker-Dealer and Exchange, FINRA and Securities Industry Oversight, and Clearance and Settlement. 


Ms. Jarcho also has led the IA/IC examination program since 2013 and under her leadership, the number of IA/IC examinations increased by more than 100%.  Ms. Jarcho also led numerous targeted high-risk examination initiatives in areas including cybersecurity, internet and robo-advisers, alternative mutual funds, share class recommendations, retirement accounts, high-yield bond funds, 12b-1 fees and distribution costs, wrap fee accounts, and supervision of individuals with disciplinary history.  Additionally, Ms. Jarcho led the creation of the Private Funds Unit and has supervised the unit from its inception in 2014. Prior to joining OCIE, Ms. Jarcho had a distinguished 18-year career in the SEC’s Division of Enforcement.