The Securities and Exchange Commission today announced that Kristin Snyder has been named Co-National Associate Director of the Investment Adviser/Investment Company examination program in the Office of Compliance Inspections and Examinations (OCIE). She joins Co-National Associate Director Jane Jarcho who has led the program since August 20, 2013 and was named OCIE’s Deputy Director on February 3, 2016. Together, Ms. Jarcho and Ms. Snyder oversee more than 520 lawyers, accountants, and examiners responsible for inspections of SEC registered investment advisers and investment companies.
Ms. 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 this new leadership position in the national investment adviser/investment company program. She joined the SEC in 2003 and spent eight years as a Branch Chief and a Senior Counsel in the 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.
Ms. Snyder said, “I am truly honored by this opportunity to lead OCIE’s IA/IC program with Jane. I look forward to expanding my role to work with our talented and dedicated colleagues throughout the country as we continue to develop and implement important national initiatives in the asset management industry.”
Prior to joining the SEC, Ms. 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.
OCIE conducts the SEC’s National Examination Program through examinations of SEC-registered investment advisers, investment companies, broker-dealers, self-regulatory organizations, clearing agencies, and transfer agents. It uses a risk-based approach to examinations to fulfill its mission to promote compliance with U.S. securities laws, prevent fraud, monitor risk, and inform SEC policy.