In February 2016, Jane E. Jarcho was named as the Deputy Director of the Securities and Exchange Commission’s Office of Compliance Inspection and Examinations (OCIE). In her role, she oversees approximately 1025 lawyers, accountants, and examiners. Previously, beginning in March 2013, she served as the National Associate Director of OCIE’s Investment Adviser/Investment Company (IA/IC) examination program, a role she continues to hold. Under Ms. Jarcho’s leadership, the IA/IC program has shown significant increases in year-over-year examinations and targeted areas such as cybersecurity, never before examined investment advisers and investment companies, alternative mutual funds, fixed income funds, and retirement accounts.
Before being named National Director of the IA/IC examination program, Ms. Jarcho was an Associate Director of the IA/IC examination program in the SEC’s Chicago regional office. She began her SEC career in 1990 in the Division of Enforcement and held several positions, including Branch Chief, Senior Trial Counsel, and Assistant Regional Director, before joining OCIE in 2008. Ms. Jarcho has a bachelor’s degree from Middlebury College and a law degree from the University of Wisconsin Law School.