New CFTC Pursues New Priorities But Old Challenges Linger

New CFTC Pursues New Priorities But Old Challenges Linger

Special Counsel Petal P. Walker authored this Futures and Derivatives Law Report article discussing the ambitious vision outlined by the chairman of the US Commodity Futures Trading Commission, and some of the challenges as well as past reforms that still require Commission action.

Excerpt: On August 28, 2018, the US Senate confirmed Dan Berkowitz (D) and Dawn Stump (R) as Commissioners of the US Commodity Futures Trading Commission (“CFTC” or “Commission”). With the addition of these two Commissioners—and Chairman J. Christopher Giancarlo (R), Commissioner Brian Quintenz (R), and Commissioner Rostin Behnam (D)—the CFTC once again has a full five-person complement after four years of persistent empty seats. But what will the new Commission accomplish? Read the full article.


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