The Biden administration and the CFTC: are changes coming? – Finance and banking

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The Commodity Futures Trading Commission, or CFTC, has extensive regulatory powers to oversee the U.S. derivatives markets, which include futures, swaps, and some options.

Josh Sterling, Jones Day Partner, former Director of the CFTC’s Market Participants Division, explains how the Commission fits into the larger regulatory framework, how it monitors fintech innovations, its climate change priorities and what market players can expect from the Biden administration.

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