Public Statements & Remarks

Chairman Giancarlo Statement on Passing of Bart Chilton

April 29, 2019

Washington, DC – Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) Chairman J. Christopher Giancarlo issued the following statement on the passing of former Commissioner Bart Chilton:

“All of us here at the CFTC are deeply saddened to hear of the passing of former Commissioner Bart Chilton. With his trademark flair and enthusiasm, Bart was an unceasing advocate for America’s farmers and ranchers, acting as their voice in Washington. In the aftermath of the financial crisis, Bart used his signature style of humor to draw attention to pressing issues for the agency and the markets at large, with the intent of protecting retail investors. With his passing, the commodities world has certainly lost a bit of its sparkle.”