June 24, 2010
By Rachelle Younglai and Roberta Rampton
As lawmakers bargained, fretted and sweated through talks to wrap up the U.S. financial reform bill on Thursday, there was a single regulator whose ubiquitous presence was a reminder of one of the toughest issues to resolve.
Gary Gensler, head of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission, has been a forceful advocate of reining in the $615 trillion over-the-counter derivatives market since Congress first began looking at how to respond to the financial crisis.
A marathon runner, Gensler had a front-row seat for the Senate-House panel and the Baltimore resident was overheard making plans to spend the night in Washington so he could stay for the duration of talks…
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