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News July 30, 2018 Issue

Snyder Named OCIE Deputy Director as Jarcho Resigns

Kristin Snyder, a 15 year veteran of the SEC, on July 25 was named deputy director of the agency’s Office of Compliance Inspections and Examinations. She will replace Jane Jarcho, a 28-year SEC veteran who will retire from the agency at the end of August.

In her new role, Snyder will oversee many of OCIE’s strategic initiatives, as well as serve as a regional adviser to the OCIE director.

Snyder’s background with the agency includes serving as the co-national associate director of OCIE’s investment company/investment adviser examination program since August 2016, and as associate regional director for examinations in the SEC’s San Francisco office since November 2011. She will not be giving up those roles once she assumes her new deputy director duties; rather, she will continue in those positions while taking on the mantle of OCIE deputy director.

She joined the SEC in 2003 and served eight years as a branch chief and a senior counsel in the San Francisco office’s enforcement program. Prior to joining the agency, Snyder practiced law at Sidley Austin in San Francisco. She holds a law degree from the University of California Hastings College of the Law, and a bachelor’s degree from the University of California at Davis.

Jarcho served as OCIE’s deputy director since 2016, overseeing program areas including investment adviser/investment company, broker-dealer and exchange, FINRA and securities industry oversight, and clearance and settlement. She led high-risk examinations in areas including cybersecurity, internet and robo-advisers, alternative mutual funds, share class recommendations, and led the creation of the private funds unit.

Prior to joining OCIE, Jarcho spent 18 years with the Division of Enforcement, where she held several positions. She holds a law degree from the University of Wisconsin Law School and a bachelor’s degree from Middlebury College.