Jane Jarcho retired from the SEC in August 2018 after nearly 29 years of service. At the SEC, she held many positions of increasing responsibility. In February 2016, Ms. Jarcho was named as the Deputy Director of the Securities and Exchange Commission’s Office of Compliance Inspection and Examinations (OCIE). In that role, she oversaw 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 position she continued to hold until her retirement. Under Ms. Jarcho’s leadership, the IA/IC program showed significant increases in year-over-year examinations and targeted areas such as cybersecurity, never before examined investment advisers and investment companies, private fund advisers, 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.
Ms. Jarcho is now the Special Adviser in the Asset Management practice at Promontory Financial Group, where she advises, among others, private funds on regulatory and examination issues.