“Wall Street’s interests are not always the same as the American public’s interests,” says Gensler

Speaking at the Council on Foreign Relations, CFTC chairman Gensler reiterated his call for financial regulatory reform.

“Over-the-counter derivative contracts have become much more standardized. In fact, by some estimates, between two thirds and three quarters of interest rate derivatives and credit default swaps could be standardized. In energy and other commodity markets, some estimates are that approximately half could be standardized. With the standardization and computerization of derivative transactions, the time has come to bring the benefits of a central marketplace that lowers risk and allows market participants to see how contracts are priced.”

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