Division of Swap Dealer and Intermediary Oversight

The Division of Swap Dealer and Intermediary Oversight (DSIO) has jurisdiction over intermediaries who transact in the futures, options, forex, cryptocurrencies, and swaps markets.


Intermediaries include Futures Commission Merchants (FCMs), Introducing Brokers (IBs), Swap Dealers (SDs), Commodity Pool Operators (CPOs), Commodity Trading Advisors (CTAs), and Retail Foreign Exchange Dealers (RFEDs).


In addition, the Division oversees the National Futures Association (NFA), a registered futures association and self- regulatory organization for the US derivatives industry.


DSIO is organized into four branches: Office of the Chief Counsel; Examinations; Managed Funds & Financial Requirements; and Registration & Compliance.



Matthew Kulkin


Chief Counsel Branch

Chief Counsel Frank Fisanich

Associate Chief Counsel Andrew Chapin


Examinations Branch

Deputy Director Joseph Sanguedolce

Associate Director (Kansas City) Thomas Bloom

Associate Director (Chicago) Carrie Coffin

Associate Director (New York) Gerald Nudge

Associate Director (Kansas City) Ralph White


Managed Funds & Financial Requirements Branch

Deputy Director Thomas Smith

Associate Director Warren Gorlick

Associate Director Amanda Olear


Registration & Compliance Branch

Deputy Director Erik Remmler

Associate Director Rajal Patel




DSIO Advisories

DSIO Proposed Rules 2018

CFTC Meeting June 4 2018

DSIO Rulemakings

DSIO Staff Letters 

CFTC Rulemakings

CFTC Staff Letters


National Futures Association-Intermediaries

DSIO Guidance

Foreign Currency Trading

30.10 Exemptions Foreign Futures & Options sales to U.S. Customers

Virtual Currencies

Anti-Money Laundering