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Kristin Snyder Joins SEC Compliance Inspections, Examination Office

Securities and Exchange CommissionThe Securities and Exchange Commission has named Kristin Snyder as its Office of Compliance Inspections and Examination’s co-national associate director of the investment adviser and investment company examination program.

The SEC said Wednesday Snyder will work alongside Jane Jarcho, co-national associate director, to oversee more than 520 lawyers, accountants, and examiners that handle inspections of SEC registered investment advisers and investment companies.

“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 Marc Wyatt, OCIE director.

Snyder, a former law practitioner at Sidley Austin Brown & Wood, will also continue to serve as associate regional director for examinations at SEC San Francisco office where she has previously served as branch chief and senior counsel.

The new co-national associate director holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of California at Davis as well as a law degree from the University of California Hastings College of the Law.

SEC noted the OCIE conducts the agency’s national examination program through examinations of registered investment advisers and companies, broker-dealers, self-regulatory organizations, clearing agencies and transfer agents using a risk-based approach to examinations designed to promote compliance with U.S. security laws.

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