For Release: December 12, 1995
CFTC ANNOUNCES PANELISTS FOR
AGRICULTURAL TRADE OPTIONS ROUNDTABLE
Washington D.C. -- The Commodity Futures Trading Commission today announced the list of panelists who will participate in the agency's December 19 public roundtable discussion concerning the current prohibition on the offer or sale of "trade options" on agricultural commodities. The meeting will be held in the Commission's hearing room, located at Room 1000, Lobby Level, Three Lafayette Center, 1155 21st Street, N.W., Washington, D.C., from 2:00 P.M. until 5:00 P.M., Tuesday, December 19, 1995.
The discussion is intended to bring together a diverse group of commodity option and agricultural experts, regulators, academics and market users to discuss the pros and cons of lifting or retaining the agricultural trade options ban. The panelists, who were selected to represent a cross-section of those interested in this issue, will include:
|Exchange||CBT||Mark Young, Ann Berg|
|Int. Broker||Nat'l Introducing Broker Ass'n.||Paul Georgy|
|Int. Broker||Frank Beurskens|
|Int. Broker||Lee D. Amundson|
|Producer||Am. Farm Bureau Fed.||David Miller|
|Producer||Nat'l Cattlemen's Ass'n||Jon Ferguson|
|Producer||Nat'l Corn Growers||Rod Gangwish|
|Producer||Iowa Corn Growers||William J. Horan|
|Merchandiser||Nat'l Grain Trade Council||Jerry L. Osborne|
|Merchandiser||Nat'l Grain & Feed||Diana Klemme|
|Agribusiness||Koch Industries||Ron Eliason|
|Banker||Hale County State Bank||Richard Kimbrough|
|Academic||Kansas State Univ.||Art Barnaby, Jr.|
|Academic||Univ. of Chicago||Craig Pirrong|
The Commission also welcomes written submissions for inclusion in the official record concerning this issue. Written submissions received by December 13, will be made available at the time of the meeting.
The meeting will be open to the public. For further information, see CFTC News Release No. 3878-95, of November 8, 1995, or contact the Commission's Office of Public Affairs at (202) 418-5080.