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SEC Names Snyder Co-Head of Advisor Exams

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The Securities and Exchange Commission on Wednesday named Kristin Snyder co-national associate director of the investment advisor/investment company exam program to work alongside Jane Jarcho, who has led the program since August 2013.

Snyder and Jarcho, who was also named deputy director of the SEC’s Office of Compliance Inspections and Examinations in February, will oversee more than 520 lawyers, accountants and examiners responsible for inspections of SEC-registered investment advisors and investment companies.   

Jarcho warned advisors in mid-April about the current sweep of broker-dealers’ and advisors’ share class picks, launched by OCIE in July.

Snyder has been the associate regional director for examinations in the SEC’s San Francisco office since November 2011 and will continue in that role while also assuming her new leadership position within OCIE.  

She joined the SEC in 2003 and spent eight years as a branch chief and a senior counsel in the SEC San Francisco office’s enforcement program.  

“With Kristin’s experience in examinations and enforcement, she is well-positioned to develop and lead national initiatives in our investment adviser and investment company program that support OCIE’s mission to improve compliance, prevent fraud, monitor risk and inform policy,” said OCIE Director Marc Wyatt, in a statement.

Prior to joining the SEC, Snyder practiced law at Sidley Austin Brown & Wood LLP in San Francisco. She received her law degree from the University of California Hastings College of the Law and received her bachelor’s degree from the University of California at Davis. 


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