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About the CFTC


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    The mission of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) is to protect market participants and the public from fraud, manipulation, abusive practices and systemic risk related to derivatives – both futures and swaps – and to foster transparent, open, competitive and financially sound markets.
    In carrying out this mission and to promote market integrity, the Commission polices the derivatives markets for various abuses and works to ensure the protection of ...more

Acting Chairman Mark P. Wetjen

  • Commissioner Mark Wetjen

    Mark P. Wetjen was unanimously elected by the members of the Commission on December 16, 2013 to serve as the Acting Chairman of the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission.

    Prior to being elected Acting Chairman, Wetjen was sworn in as a CFTC Commissioner on October 25, 2011. Wetjen worked for seven years in the U.S. Senate as a senior leadership staffer advising on all financial-services-related matters, including the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act of 2010. Before his service in ...more

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