The futures industry is experiencing a period of tremendous growth. Volume has increased six-fold in the last decade and reached a record level of almost 3.5 billion contracts traded in 2008. The Commission’s mission in the futures industry is to foster competitive and financially sound markets, to protect market users and the public from fraud, manipulation and abusive trading practices, and to foster open, competitive, and financially sound markets.
The Commission requests $160.6 million in FY 2010 to fund its efforts to reach its four strategic goals:
|Goal One: Ensure the economic vitality of the commodity futures and option markets.||$48.2||30%|
|Goal Two: Protect market users and the public.||$42.9||27%|
|Goal Three: Ensure market integrity in order to foster open, competitive, and financially sound markets.||$38.0||24%|
|Goal Four: Organizational and Management Excellence.||$31.5||19%|
To achieve the planned outcomes for FY 2010, the Commission will allocate the $160.6 million request among six programs: Enforcement; Clearing & Intermediary Oversight; Market Oversight; Chief Economist; Proceedings; and General Counsel. There is one support program: Executive Direction1.
|Clearing & Intermediary Oversight||15%|
|Executive Direction and Support||24%|
1Includes information technology staff in support of all programs.(back to text)