Bart Chilton was nominated by President Bush and confirmed by the U. S. Senate in 2007. In 2009, he was re-nominated by President Obama and reconfirmed by the Senate. He has served as the Chairman of the CFTC's Energy and Environmental Markets Advisory Committee (EEMAC). His career spans 25 years in government service-working on Capitol Hill in the House of Representatives, in the Senate, and serving in the Executive Branch during the Clinton, Bush and Obama Administrations.

Prior to joining the CFTC, Mr. Chilton was the Chief of Staff and Vice President for Government Relations at the National Farmers Union where he represented family farmers. In 2005, Mr. Chilton was a Schedule C political appointee of President Bush at the U. S. Farm Credit Administration where he served as an Executive Assistant to the Board.  From 2001 to 2005, Mr. Chilton was a Senior Advisor to Senator Tom Daschle, the Democrat Leader of the United States Senate, where he worked on myriad issues including agriculture and transportation policy.

From 1995 to 2001, Mr. Chilton was a Schedule C political appointee of President Clinton where he rose to Deputy Chief of Staff to U. S. Secretary of Agriculture Dan Glickman. In this role, Mr. Chilton became a member of the Senior Executive Service (SES)-government executives selected for their leadership qualifications to serve in the key positions just below the most senior Presidential appointees. As an SES member, Mr. Chilton served as a liaison between Secretary Glickman and the Federal work force at USDA.

From 1985 to 1995, Mr. Chilton worked in the U. S. House of Representatives where he served as Legislative Director for three different Members of Congress on Capitol Hill and as the Executive Director of the bipartisan Congressional Rural Caucus.
Mr. Chilton previously served on the Boards of Directors of Bion Environmental Technologies and the Association of Family Farms.

Mr. Chilton was born in Delaware and spent his youth in Indiana, where he attended Purdue University (1979-1982). He studied political science and communications and was a collegiate leader of several organizations. Mr. Chilton and his wife, Sherry Daggett Chilton, split their time between Washington, D. C. and Arkansas.

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William G. De Leon, Managing Director and Global Head of Portfolio Risk Management, PIMCO

Mr. De Leon is a managing director in the Newport Beach office and global head of portfolio risk management. He previously served as a portfolio manager focusing on derivatives and absolute return strategies as well as interim head of analytics. He represents PIMCO on the board of ISDA and serves on PIMCO's risk committee and counterparty risk committee. Prior to joining PIMCO in 2007, he was a portfolio manager at Ellington Management Group, an investment management firm specializing in fixed income relative value trades. Previously, he was a managing director and a senior member of the investment strategy group at BlackRock. He has 21 years of investment experience and holds an undergraduate degree from the University of Pennsylvania. 

Michael Alix, Financial Institution Supervision, Senior Vice President, Risk & Policy, FEDERAL RESERVE BANK OF NEW YORK. Michael Alix has been named a senior vice president in the Bank Supervision Group of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. He will serve as a senior advisor to William L. Rutledge, executive vice president, Bank Supervision Group. Mr. Alix's appointment was made by the Bank's board of directors and is effective, November 3, 2008.

Most recently, Mr. Alix worked for the Bear Stearns Companies, Inc., where he served as chief risk officer from 2006-2008 and global head of credit risk management from 1996-2006. His prior experience included eight years at Merrill Lynch & Company where he was a director, Asia chief credit officer and a vice president, head of North America financial institutions credit. He began his career with the Irving Trust Company where he served as an assistant vice president and lending officer.

Mr. Alix holds an M.B.A in finance from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and a bachelor's degree in economics from Duke University. He is a resident of New Jersey.

Jerry Webman, Chief Economist, OPPENHEIMERFUNDS

Dr. Jerry Webman is Chief Economist at OppenheimerFunds, Inc.  In this capacity, Dr. Webman provides strategic viewpoints on the overall financial and economic markets to investment management and the financial advisor and investor communities.  Previously, he served as Director of Fixed Income, where he oversaw portfolio managers, analysts and traders managing fixed income assets.

For nearly 30 years, Dr. Webman has been involved in the investment and economic markets -- as a researcher, a financial advisor for state and local governments and a portfolio manager. Prior to joining OppenheimerFunds in 1996, Dr. Webman was managing director and chief investment strategist at Prudential Mutual Funds, where he had been since 1986. Before Prudential, he specialized in municipal housing finance with a public finance advisory firm. Dr. Webman began his municipal finance career at Merrill Lynch Capital Markets in the municipal research department.  Previously, he was an assistant professor of politics and public affairs at the Woodrow Wilson School of International Affairs at Princeton University. 

Dr. Webman is the author of MoneyShift: How to Prosper from What You Can't Control, which will be available in May 2012, and is frequently quoted discussing his views on the economy and markets in leading media outlets including The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, Washington Post and CNBC. 
Dr. Webman holds a B.A. in Political Science, with honors, from the University of Chicago, where he graduated Phi Beta Kappa, and a Ph.D. in Political Science from Yale University.  Additionally, he is a CFA charterholder.

Patrick Trew, Chief Risk Officer and Partner, CQS

Pat is Chief Risk Officer and is responsible for the firm's risk management functions including market, credit and operational risk. He is a also a Managing Member of CQS (UK) LLP and a Director of CQS Investment Management Limited, CQS Asset Management Limited and a member of the CQS Executive Committee.

Prior to joining CQS in 2003, Pat was an Executive Director and Co-Head of Collateralised Lending Risk Management at Lehman Brothers. Before this, he was Director and Head of Risk Management for European Equity and Credit Trading at CSFB. Prior to joining CSFB, Pat worked at WestLB where he was Risk Manager for European Equity and Vanilla Interest Rate Trading. Before this, he worked as a Risk Analyst for Global Interest Rate and FX Arbitrage Trading at Tokai Bank Europe. Pat began his career as an Auditor in the Financial Services Division of Ernst & Young in 1991.

Pat holds an MA (Hons) in Physiological Sciences (Medicine) from St Anne's College, Oxford.

Jayesh Bhansali is a Managing Director and Head of Global Derivatives and Quantitative Strategies for the TIAA-CREF organization. He oversees and manages all derivative overlay activities (including interest rate, currency, credit and equity derivatives) and is also responsible for quantitative portfolio management on the fixed income side. In addition, he has responsibility for the Asset Liability Management of TIAA's Immediate Annuity Portfolio and TIAA Global Markets, Inc., a wholly owned spread arbitrage subsidiary of TIAA-CREF. He also contributes to the enterprise risk management oversight function.

Jayesh Bhansali, Managing Director, Head of Global Derivatives & Quantitative Strategies, Asset Management, TIAA-CREF

Mr. Bhansali has more than 20 years of industry experience. He joined TIAA-CREF in 1996.  Prior to joining TIAA-CREF, he worked with Citicorp's Analytics & Information Technology Solutions Group as a derivatives specialist. Before that, he worked in investment banking with Industrial Credit and Investment Corporation of India.

Mr. Bhansali has published articles in professional journals on wide ranging topics such as credit derivatives, interest rate and emerging markets equity risk management, and inflation-indexed bonds. He also contributed to the Counterparty Risk Management Policy Group's report titled "Toward Greater Financial Stability: A Private Sector Perspective." He co-authored a paper titled "Risk Management Challenges Facing Institutional Fiduciaries".

Regulators have sought his thought leadership on topics such as prudent use of derivatives, risk based capital provisioning and counterparty risk management. He has presented at various institutional investor's conferences both in the US and overseas, on contemporary topics such as managing systemic risk, the alpha / beta optimization, smart commodity beta strategies, credit derivatives and Liability Driven Investing. He has taught at the Columbia Business School as an adjunct professor of finance.

He is a member of the CFA Institute®, the Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst® and the New York Society of Security Analysts. Mr. Bhansali earned an M.S. in financial engineering from Polytechnic University (NYU-Poly), New York, and a B.Com. (Bachelor of Commerce) with honors from the University of Mumbai. He holds the Chartered Financial Analyst® (CFA®), CAIA® designation, as well as the Chartered Accountant and Cost Accountant designations from the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India and the Institute of Cost Accountants of India respectively.

Nina M. Antony, Senior Director of Enterprise, TIME WARNER CABLE

Ms. Antony is currently the Senior Director of Enterprise Risk Management at Time Warner Cable where she manages the Enterprise Risk Management Program for the 2nd largest cable company in the US.  Time Warner Cable with assets of almost $50 billion serves more than 14 million customers in 28 states across the country and offers a variety of products including High Speed Data, Telephone and Video services.   Prior to this role, Ms. Antony was the Senior Director of Compliance managing the Compliance and Enterprise Risk Management functions for the Information and Media division of the McGraw-Hill companies.  The Information and Media division held several companies including J.D. Power, BusinessWeek, Platts, McGraw-Hill Construction, McGraw-Hill Broadcasting and McGraw-Hill Aviation.  Before that, Ms. Antony has spent more than 15 years in financial services in senior positions in Risk Management, Compliance, Finance and Internal Audit at international banks including Citibank and Mizuho Bank where she has successfully established several global enterprise wide control functions in these areas.

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Viktoria Baklanova

Senior Financial Analyst, U.S. TREASURY DEPARTMENT

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Peter Carr

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Amy Caruso

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Joseph Ceonzo

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Jean-Francois Chauwin

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Bobby Cho

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Andrew Chin

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Michael Cloherty

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Gwendolyn A. Collins

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Anthony Cucinotta


Sunil Cutinho

Senior Managing Director and President, CME CLEARING

Wayne Dahl


Frederic Dassori

Head of Electronic Market Making, CREDIT SUISSE

Amit Deshpande

Global Head of Investment Risk, CHARLES SCHWAB

Carl Dietz

Principal Solution Architect, Financial Services, AYASDI

Mike Du Plessis

Managing Director and Global Head of FX, Rates and Credit Execution Services, UBS

Zack Ellison

Director, U.S. Public Fixed Income, SUN LIFE INVESTMENT MANAGEMENT

Wilson Ervin

Vice Chairman, Group Executive Office, CREDIT SUISSE

Dominick Falco

Managing Director, Global Head of Segregation, Markets Group, BNY MELLON

Janet Farrow

Co-Head of Global Recovery and Resolution Planning, BARCLAYS

Christopher Finger


Roderick Fisher

Head of Regulatory and Industry Standard Risk Solutions, STATESTREET GLOBAL EXCHANGE

Greg Fell

Managing Director, Global Head of Financial Market Infrastructure, CITIGROUP

Richard Flynn

Managing Director, Global Head of RQA Fixed Income, BLACKROCK

Oliver Frankel

Managing Director, Head of Central Counterparty Risk, GOLDMAN SACHS

Alberto Gallo

Head of Macro Credit Research, ROYAL BANK OF SCOTLAND

Steven Geovanis

Managing Director, Chief Risk Officer, LYXOR ASSET MANAGEMENT

Robert J. Gerden

Global Financial Services Risk Executive and Author

Samim Ghamami


Russell Goyder

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Andrew Gracie

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Tim Grant

Managing Director, UBS O'CONNOR

Cory Gunderson

Managing Director and Global Financial Services Industry Leader, PROTIVITI

Atul Gupta

Managing Director, Risk Capital and Stress Testing, MUFG UNION BANK, N.A.

Paul Hamill

Global Head of FICC, Execution Services, CITADEL

Jonathan G Harris

VP-Quantitative Modeling Balance Sheet Management, CAPITAL ONE

Michael A Huff

Director, Investment Market Risk & Derivatives, GENWORTH FINANCIAL

Serguei Issakov

Global Head of Quantitative Research, Senior Vice President, NUMERIX

Jeff Kidwell

Head of Repo, AVM LP

Aaron Kohli

Director, Interest Rate Strategy, BMO CAPITAL MARKETS

Michael Landolfi

Global Collateral Services Product Manager, BNY MELLON

Jonathan Levin


Joshua Lim

Head of Treasury and Trading Operations, CIRCLE INTERNET FINANCIAL

Mike Mcauley

Managing Director, Global Head of Product and Strategy, BNY MELLON

James Malgieri

Head of Global Collateral Management Product Management, BNY MELLON

Antoine Martin

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Patrick McKenna


Stephan Meili

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Lourenco Miranda

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Neil J. Monaghan

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Michael Nappi

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Michael Noto

Head of Fixed Income eDistribution – Americas, BARCLAYS

Peter Nowicki

Independent Treasury Risk Advisor

Michael O’Brien

Director of Global Trading, EATON VANCE

Yu Pan

Senior Vice President, Corporate Model Risk, WELLS FARGO

Chris Perkins

Managing Director and Global head of OTC Clearing, CITI

Anshuman Prasad

Director, Risk and Analytics, CRISIL Global Research and Analytics

Aamer H. Quadri

‎SVP, Global Head of Collateral Management, NORTHERN TRUST

Mariam Rafi

Managing Director, North American Head of OTC Clearing, CITI

Uzi Rosha

Global Chief Compliance Officer, CARGILL RISK MANAGEMENT

Tracy Rucker-Wilson

Head of Investment Risk, VANGUARD

Hilmar Schaumann

Head of Risk Management, New York, BREVAN HOWARD

Ali Shirazi


Scott E.D. Skyrm

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Rob Snow

Co-Founder, Managing Member, CARILLON CAPITAL

Greg Strassberg

Managing Director, Head of Risk, ARDEN ASSET MANAGEMENT

Agus Sudjianto

Managing Director, Head of Corporate Model Risk, WELLS FARGO

Tim Swanson

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Jim Switzer


Mark Syrkin

Financial Institution Supervision Group, FEDERAL RESERVE BANK OF NEW YORK

Tony Toscano

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Patrick Trew

Chief Risk Officer, CQS

Petal P. Walker

Chief Counsel Office of Commissioner Bowen, CFTC

Brian Weinstein


Adam Yonce

Division of Economic and Risk Analysis, SEC

Lev Zaks

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