Jasmin Sethi is the CEO and Founder of Sethi Clarity Advisers, a New York City-based boutique consulting firm providing financial regulatory advice and career coaching for professionals in the financial industry. As an advisory consultancy, Sethi Clarity Advisers produces research and analysis on new regulations and complex topics relevant to the financial industry. Current
and past clients of Sethi Clarity Advisers include Morningstar and the Committee on Capital Markets Regulation.
Sethi is also the CEO and Cofounder of BuildUp Capital, a financial technology company developing and application to facilitate retirement saving for the self-employed and small business population. Sethi serves on the advisory board for the Harvard Alumni Entrepreneurs network, which seeks to promote collaboration amongst entrepreneurs globally.
Sethi serves as a career coach both independently and at The Muse. As a career coach, she has been recommended for her insights regarding networking and the ability to break down the career-development process into manageable steps. Sethi is an experienced speaker at industry conferences on the topic of advancing the careers of women in law and finance, including the Investment Company Institute's Mutual Funds and Investment Management Conference and the Regulation Compliance Association's "Women in Asset Management & Regulation Round Table." While coaching for The Muse, and as a result of her speaking engagements on careers, Sethi developed a personalized job strategy and networking program that focuses on career development for early career professionals in law and finance.
Sethi has extensive experience in the financial services industry. Most recently, Sethi was a Vice President in BlackRock’s Legal and Compliance group, where she collaborated with individuals in the legal, business, and government relations groups to advocate for BlackRock’s views on a variety of issues. Before joining BlackRock, Sethi was Special Counsel at the Securities and Exchange Commission’s Division of Trading and Markets in the Office of Market Supervision and was also an adjunct professor of law at Georgetown University Law Center and SEC University. Earlier in her career, she was an Associate at Mayer Brown in Washington, D.C. where she practiced general litigation and co-authored an amicus brief in the case Jackson v. District of Columbia Board of Elections on behalf of a number of professional social-science organizations, including the American Psychoanalytic Association and the National Association of Social Workers, in support of a District
of Columbia statue that allowed gay marriage. Sethi also clerked for the Honorable Jerome A. Holmes at the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit in Oklahoma City.
Sethi received her JD, PhD in economics, and undergraduate degrees from Harvard University. As a Fulbright Scholar in 2001, she also earned an MSc in economics from the London School of Economics and Political Science.