J. Christopher Giancarlo

Former Chair of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (August 2017--2019).

Individual First Name: 
J. Christopher
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Giancarlo
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Commentary by Steven Lofchie
The U.S. Senate Banking Subcommittee on Economic Policy considered testimony on the benefits of issuing a central bank digital currency.
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Commentary by Steven Lofchie
The Senate Committee on Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs considered testimony on the development and testing of a U.S. central bank digital currency pilot program.
An SEC and CFTC joint proposal to (i) lower the minimum customer margin requirement for security futures and (ii) revise the margin offset table consistent with the proposed reduction was published in the federal register.
The comment deadline for a CFTC proposal amending swap data reporting regulations was extended from July 29, 2019 until October 28, 2019.
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Commentary by Steven Lofchie
SEC Chair Jay Clayton and CFTC Chair J. Christopher Giancarlo stated their intention to explore whether portfolio margining would be an area where SEC-CFTC "harmonization" would be beneficial.
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Commentary by Nihal Patel
CFTC Chair J. Christopher Giancarlo outlined several principles that guide effective cross-border regulation and provided an update on the status of CFTC cross-border rulemaking.
CFTC Chair J. Christopher Giancarlo called for the UK and EU to reach a mutually beneficial financial services arrangement before Brexit.
CFTC Chair J. Christopher Giancarlo outlined ways in which the agency is attempting to address new technology and business models.
A CFTC proposal amending regulations to "enhance certain risk management and reporting obligations" was published in the Federal Register.
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Commentary by Bob Zwirb
Outgoing CFTC Chair J. Christopher Giancarlo defended the approach taken by global regulators to mitigate risk in derivatives markets.