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CFTC names Co-Chiefs of Staff & Co-Chief Operating Officers

First Published 6th January 2014

CFTC acting chairman Mark Wetjen names Joseph Cisewski & Scott Reinhart as Co-Chiefs of Staff & Co-Chief Operating Officers.

U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission acting chairman Mark Wetjen has announced that Joseph Cisewski and Scott Reinhart have been named Co-Chiefs of Staff & Co-Chief Operating Officers.

"I am very pleased that these talented public servants will help manage the Commission during this critical transition period for the derivatives markets," said Acting Chairman Mark Wetjen. "I have relied upon Joe and Scott's advice on over 60 final rules, orders, and interpretations issued by the Commission over the past two years, and these efforts have been instrumental in bringing transparency to the swaps marketplace and in enhancing the safety and soundness of the derivatives market structure. Their experience and diligence will be valuable as the Commission continues to implement financial reforms in the months ahead."

In his role, Mr. Cisewski primarily will oversee activities in the CFTC's Office of the General Counsel, Office of the Chief Economist, and Divisions of Swap Dealer and Intermediary Oversight and Clearing and Risk. Mr. Cisewski also will coordinate with Congress and other agencies in the executive branch and serve as the agency's deputy to the Financial Stability Oversight Council.

In his role, Mr. Reinhart primarily will oversee the activities of the CFTC's Office of International Affairs, including the agency's coordination with foreign regulators, and Divisions of Market Oversight and Enforcement. In addition, Mr. Reinhart will oversee personnel and administrative initiatives and actions in the CFTC's Office of the Executive Director. Mr. Cisewski and Mr. Reinhart will jointly coordinate and oversee budget and strategic planning processes.