About Us

Jason Spears

Chief Compliance Officer and General Counsel

Jason Spears is Chief Compliance Officer and General Counsel at Cartica.

Prior to joining Cartica, Mr. Spears served as Vice President of Legal and Compliance at DWS Group, where he focused on the formation, structuring, marketing and regulatory compliance of private funds in the firm’s alternative investments business.

Prior to DWS Group, Mr. Spears worked in the New York and Hong Kong offices of Shearman & Sterling, where he represented private fund sponsors, sovereign wealth funds, international development banks, and a number of global financial institutions. He worked with U.S. and international private equity and hedge funds and their sponsors across a variety of asset categories, including buy-out, real estate, funds of funds, debt, energy, infrastructure and transportation.

Mr. Spears earned his JD from New York University School of Law; his MBA from New York University Stern School of Business; and his BA from Morehouse College.