CFTC Chairman Massad Resigns Effective Jan. 20

U.S. Commodity and Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) Chairman Timothy Massad on Tuesday tendered his resignation to President Obama, effective Jan. 20 — the same day that Donald Trump, who has indicated he will dismantle many of the regulations implemented during Massad’s tenure, is to be inaugurated.

January 4, 2017

CFTC Reproposes Position Limits, Adopts Aggregation Regulations

With the Obama-to-Trump transition and the expected change in attitude toward regulations that will come with it less than seven weeks away, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) on Monday voted unanimously to repropose regulations implementing limits on speculative futures and swaps positions as called for in the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, and approved final aggregation regulations, which are a key component of the agency’s position limits regime.

December 5, 2016

Obama Taps DC Lawyer to Succeed CFTC’s Chilton

President Obama has tapped Sharon Y. Bowen, a partner with the Washington, DC, law firm of Latham & Watkins LLP, to succeed Commissioner Bart Chilton at the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC).

December 23, 2013

Obama Nominates Giancarlo to CFTC

J. Christopher Giancarlo, executive vice president of the brokerage firm GFI Group Inc., has been nominated by President Obama to fill an opening on the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC), the White House said.

August 7, 2013
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