• CFTC

    You Will Have Gary Gensler to Kick Around (For a While)

    President Obama has decided that CFTC chief Gary Gensler, unlike most of his first-term economic team, is worth keeping around. Gary Gensler agrees. Now if only they could figure out in what capacity.

    / Mar 6, 2013 at 2:59 PM
  • CFTC, Hank Paulson, Treasury

    CFTC Big To Treasury: Drop Dead

    Treasury Secretary Hank Paulson’s “blueprint” for revamping the financial regulatory system is already coming under fire from powerful agency heads. As early as Friday, even before the details of the plan were widely-known, the plan was lambasted by John Reich, the director of the Office of Thrift Supervision, which oversees the savings and loan industry. […]

    / Mar 31, 2008 at 3:25 PM
  • CFTC

    As It Turns Out, A Government Agency Supports President’s Plan To Increase Its Funding

    The President’s budget for Fiscal Year 2009 includes $130 million in funding for the Commodity Futures Trading Commission. What has the CFTC done to earn this dramatic growth in its funding? Has it proved especially effective at exercising oversight and ensuring integrity in the markets where it has jurisdiction? Of course not. While the agency […]

    / Feb 4, 2008 at 12:10 PM

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