CFTC’s Fintech Director Pens Issue Brief on LabCFTC Initiative

Dan Gorfine
In May 2017, U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) Chairman J. Christopher (Chris) Giancarlo announced the launch of LabCFTC as part of an effort to modernize the agency and serve as a focal point for grappling with unprecedented waves of financial technology innovation impacting markets.  To lead the work, he

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In May 2017, U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) Chairman J. Christopher (Chris) Giancarlo announced the launch of LabCFTC as part of an effort to modernize the agency and serve as a focal point for grappling with unprecedented waves of financial technology innovation impacting markets.  To lead the work, he appointed Daniel Gorfine the initiative’s Director and the agency’s Chief Innovation Officer.

In this Issue Brief, Director Gorfine outlines the CFTC’s Fintech Agenda, and shares a number of current and forthcoming projects that collectively provide a blueprint for the agency’s digital upgrade.  Mr. Gorfine’s remarks are accompanied by a prologue by IIEL Faculty Director Chris Brummer.

The Issue Brief can be found here.

Regulatory Sandbox Panel 2Photo is from IIEL’s Inaugural Fintech Week in October 2017.  Depicted are “Playing in the Sand: How Regulators Innovate Abroad” panelists Ross Leckow, Deputy General Counsel, IMF; Douglas Arner, Kerry Holdings Professor in Law, The University of Hong Kong; Dea Markova, Head of Programmes, Innovate Finance; Daniel Gorfine, Director of LabCFTC and Chief Innovation Officer, U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission; and Peter Kerstens, Advisor, DG for Financial Stability, Financial Services and Capital Markets Union, Delegation of the European Commission to the United States.

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