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The Securities and Exchange Commission announced Tuesday that Jane Jarcho has been named national associate director of the investment adviser/investment company examination program in the Office of Compliance Inspections and Examinations (OCIE).
Jarcho, who will oversee a staff of approximately 450 lawyers, accountants and examiners responsible for inspections of U.S.-registered investment advisors and investment companies, has been the acting national associate director of the program since March.
She joined the SEC in 1990 and previously served as the associate director of the IA/IC examination program in the SEC’s Chicago regional office.
“Jane brings a wealth of experience that will help us to continue to strengthen our risk-based approach to the examination of investment advisers and investment companies,” said OCIE Director Andrew Bowden, in a statement.
Jarcho added in the same statement that she is “honored and excited for the opportunity to work with the IA/IC examination staff in Washington, D.C. and throughout the country.” Having worked alongside the IA/IC staff for several years, Jarcho said she knew “they are a dedicated group of professionals who are committed to protecting investors by promoting compliance, informing policy, and detecting wrongdoing.”
Jarcho began her SEC career in the Division of Enforcement and held several positions including branch chief, senior trial counsel and assistant regional director before joining OCIE in 2008.
She has a B.A. from Middlebury College and a law degree from the University of Wisconsin Law School.
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