Future CFTC Chair Announces New Tech Initiative

By Carmen Germaine (May 17, 2017, 4:35 PM EDT) -- Acting U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission Chairman J. Christopher Giancarlo, currently awaiting confirmation as the agency's permanent chair, announced Wednesday a new initiative to help the agency catch up and respond to rapidly transforming digital markets.

The fintech initiative, called LabCFTC, will consist of two programs designed to help financial technology innovators engage with the CFTC and in turn help the agency itself understand and adopt new technologies to aid in its oversight of the derivative markets, Giancarlo said in a speech before the New York FinTech Innovation Lab.

Giancarlo emphasized that, while financial firms have embraced new technology in the...

Stay ahead of the curve

In the legal profession, information is the key to success. You have to know what’s happening with clients, competitors, practice areas, and industries. Law360 provides the intelligence you need to remain an expert and beat the competition.

  • Access to case data within articles (numbers, filings, courts, nature of suit, and more.)
  • Access to attached documents such as briefs, petitions, complaints, decisions, motions, etc.
  • Create custom alerts for specific article and case topics and so much more!


Hello! I'm Law360's automated support bot.

How can I help you today?

For example, you can type:
  • I forgot my password
  • I took a free trial but didn't get a verification email
  • How do I sign up for a newsletter?
Ask a question!