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Fireside chat: Dr. Heath P. Tarbert, Chairman, Commodity Futures Trading Commission

We are delighted that Dr. Heath Tarbert, Chairman and Chief Executive of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC), has agreed to speak at our series of Afore Consulting in discussion with …

The discussion will take the form of a virtual fireside chat on the current priorities of the CFTC and to take stock of the transatlantic regulatory dialogue in financial services.

We plan to cover the following themes:

  • The COVID & the market and CFTC response
  • The cooperation with the EU: the general state of the cooperation, CCP supervision, changes to the SEF regime
  • International cooperation: The CFTC’s role in the FSB and IOSCO; the CFTC cooperation with the UK
  • LIBOR transition
  • The national & international response to stable coins and crypto asserts

Heath has kindly offered to also take a few questions from the audience during the discussion.

The event is finished.


03 Dec 2020


2:00 pm - 2:45 pm
Constantine Arvanitis


Constantine Arvanitis


Other Organizers

Nickolas Reinhardt
Nickolas Reinhardt



  • Dr. Heath P. Tarbert
    Dr. Heath P. Tarbert
    Chairman and Chief Executive of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission

    Dr. Heath P. Tarbert is Chairman and Chief Executive of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission. He was nominated for a term expiring on April 13, 2024 and took office on July 15, 2019. The mission of the CFTC is to promote the integrity, resilience, and vibrancy of the U.S. derivatives markets through sound regulation. The agency’s approximately 700 personnel based in Chicago, Kansas City, New York, and Washington, DC also work to ensure U.S. commodities and derivatives markets are free of fraud and manipulation. Chairman Tarbert also serves as a voting member of the Financial Stability Oversight Council (FSOC), as a Vice Chair of the International Organization of Securities Commissions (IOSCO) Board, and as a member of the President’s Working Group on Financial Markets.

    Chairman Tarbert has extensive experience in financial services law and has served in senior leadership roles in the public and private sector. Most recently, he served as Assistant Secretary for International Markets and subsequently as acting Under Secretary for International Affairs at the U.S. Department of the Treasury. In these roles, Chairman Tarbert served as the G-7/G-20 Deputy Finance Minister, a member of the Financial Stability Board, and the co-chair of both the US-EU Financial Regulatory Forum and the US-UK Financial Regulatory Working Group. Prior to his service at the Treasury Department, Chairman Tarbert was head of the bank regulatory practice of Allen & Overy LLP, a leading global law firm.

    Other Public Service
    Policy Chair, U.S. Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS) (2017-2019)
    U.S. Executive Director, World Bank Group (2017-2018)
    Special Counsel, U.S. Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs (2009-2010)
    Associate Counsel to the President of the United States, The White House (2008-2009)
    Law Clerk, Chambers of Honorable Clarence Thomas, Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States (2007-2008)
    Attorney-Advisor, Office of Legal Counsel, U.S. Department of Justice (2006-2007)
    Law Clerk, Chambers of Honorable Douglas H. Ginsburg, U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit (2005-2006)

    DPhil, Comparative Law, Oxford University (2005)
    SJD, Financial Regulation, University of Pennsylvania (2002)
    JD, magna cum laude, University of Pennsylvania (2001)
    BS, summa cum laude, Mount St. Mary’s University (1998)