Friday, 29 August 2014
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Mar 13 2013 | 11:30am ET
The Commodity Futures Trading Commission's chairman may be sticking around, but its top lawyer isn’t.
Dan Berkovitz, general counsel at the regulator for the last four years, will retire at the end of the month, he said. Berkovitz was instrumental during the CFTC's rule-making process following the passage of the Dodd-Frank financial regulation reform law, and then defended the agency against lawsuits stemming from those rules.
"Capping off 30 years of public service, Dan has so much to be proud of, foremost his leadership and counsel to the administration, Congress and this commission on swaps market reform that is now benefitting the public," CFTC chief Gary Gensler said. "The public and this agency are losing a remarkable general counsel."
Berkovitz has "no announced plans" for his future, the CFTC said. During his three decades in government service, he's worked for the Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations, the Energy Department and the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.
Aug 25 2014 | 11:21am ET
As many of you know, FINalternatives was recently acquired by the owners of Futures magazine, a firm called The Alpha Pages LLC. Today marks the soft-launch of a new sister site for both publications. As its name suggests, The Alpha Pages will cover all types of alternative investments, going far beyond the more well-known ones such as hedge funds and private equity. Read more…
Commodities/Futures magazine launched at the precipice of a revolution in the futures industry—really a revolution in the idea of risk management—that would move it from a small niche industry to ...