CEEPR’s Executive Director, Dr. John Parsons, was recently appointed to the Global Markets Advisory Committee of the Commodities Futures Trading Commission (CFTC). The CFTC is the US government agency responsible for supervising most derivatives trading in the US, including the energy and agriculture commodity derivatives markets. The committee provides input to the Commission on the interaction of regulations with the global nature of business and the derivatives marketplace. Members of the committee come from the various derivative exchanges and clearinghouses, dealers, brokers and other intermediaries, and end-users as well as public policy advocacy organizations. Over the last number of years, Dr. Parsons has been actively engaged in discussions about how derivatives reform impacts commercial end-users, including presentations at CEEPR Workshops and CEEPR publications.

(February 2014)