Timothy G. Massad

Chair of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (2014--2017). Assistant Secretary of the Treasury for Financial Stability (2011--2014).

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Commentary by Steven Lofchie
In a Brookings Institute working paper, former CFTC Chair Timothy Massad urged Congress to bolster regulation of crypto-assets. Mr. Massad pointed out that new crypto exchanges and trading platforms are not held to the same standards required of securities and derivatives market intermediaries,...
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Commentary by Bob Zwirb
CFTC Commissioner J. Christopher Giancarlo set forth his regulatory priorities for the Commission. Outgoing CFTC Chair Timothy Massad listed regulatory accomplishments during his tenure and urged future regulators not to "dismantle the framework."
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Commentary by Bob Zwirb
CFTC Chair Timothy Massad urged regulators to "address the causes" of the "discontent" that led to Brexit and the outcome of the U.S. presidential election, but "not [to] reverse the reforms made since the crisis."
CFTC Chair Timothy Massad will leave the agency on January 20, 2017.
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Commentary by Steven Lofchie
CFTC Chair Timothy Massad detailed the agency's past efforts and his remaining agenda on behalf of commercial end-users.
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Commentary by Steven Lofchie
CFTC Chair Timothy Massad emphasized the dangers of repealing Dodd-Frank, defended the derivatives regulations implemented under it, and discussed the future of the derivatives markets in the political and international arenas.
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Commentary by Bob Zwirb
The CFTC voted to repropose position limits rules, which would place limits on speculative futures and swaps positions. In a separate vote, the CFTC approved final aggregation rules.
The CFTC released its enforcement results for fiscal year 2016. The CFTC reported that these actions addressed a "sweeping range of misconduct and market harm."
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Commentary by Bob Zwirb
CFTC Chair Timothy Massad urged future regulators to focus on technological risk, clearinghouse risk and market liquidity, and international regulatory harmonization.
The CFTC approved a supplemental proposal to Regulation Automated Trading. The revised proposal lowers the threshold for registration for algorithmic trading firms and allows the CFTC to obtain access to their source code.