New York, September 22, 2014 – The Wholesale Markets Brokers’ Association, Americas WMBAA, announced today that Timothy Massad, Chairman of the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission, will deliver the keynote address at SEFCON V, the Association’s fifth annual conference taking place on Wednesday, November 12, 2014, at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in New York City.
Chris Ferreri, Chairman of the WMBAA and of SEFCON V and Managing Director and Head of e-Commerce Americas at ICAP, said: “The WMBAA is delighted to have Chairman Timothy Massad as the keynote speaker for SEFCON V. It has been a little over a year since trading on SEFs started and we look forward to having Chairman Massad join us when we gather to review their performance, effect in the markets and the challenges faced and still to come.”
Hon. Timothy Massad was confirmed by the U.S. Senate on June 3, 2014, to serve as the Chairman of the US Commodity Futures Trading Commission. Mr. Massad joined the agency after serving as the Assistant Secretary for Financial Stability at the U.S. Department of the Treasury. Prior to joining Treasury, he served as a legal advisor to the Congressional Oversight Panel for the Troubled Asset Relief Program, under the leadership of now Sen. Elizabeth Warren. He was also a partner in the law firm Cravath, Swaine & Moore in New York.
The 5th Annual Swap Execution Facility Conference is a day-long event which brings together leading policy makers, regulators, legislators, and the financial trading marketplace. The event is hosted by the Wholesale Markets Brokers’ Association, Americas (WMBAA), www.wmbaa.org, an independent industry body representing the largest inter-dealer brokers (IDBs) operating in the North American wholesale markets.
The event is free to media. Register online today at www.profit-loss.com/events/sefconV
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About the WMBAA
The Wholesale Markets Brokers’ Association, Americas (WMBAA) is an independent industry body representing the largest inter-dealer brokers (IDBs) operating in the North American wholesale markets across a broad range of financial products. The five founding members of the group are: BGC Partners; GFI Group; ICAP; Tradition; and Tullett Prebon. The association seeks to promote the quality and standards of the industry and the critical role played by wholesale brokers in the efficient functioning of financial markets, working with key public policymakers on regulation and oversight of over-the-counter (OTC) markets and their participants. For more information, please go to www.wmbaa.org
ICAP is a leading markets operator and provider of post trade risk mitigation and information services. The Group matches buyers and sellers in the wholesale markets in interest rates, credit, commodities, FX, emerging markets and equity derivatives through voice and electronic networks. Through its post trade risk mitigation and information services ICAP helps customers manage and mitigate risks in their portfolios. For more information, go to www.icap.com.