WMBAA Announces Cftc Chairman Gary Gensler Will Deliver Keynote Address At SEFCON IV

September 30, 2013; Washington, D.C. — The Wholesale Markets Brokers’ Association, Americas announced today that Gary Gensler, Chairman of the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission, will deliver the keynote address at SEFCON IV, the Association’s fourth annual conference taking place on Monday, November 18, 2013 at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in New York City.

“We are delighted to announce Chairman Gary Gensler as the keynote speaker for SEFCON IV,” commented Shawn Bernardo, Chair of the WMBAA and Chief Executive Officer of Tullett Prebon’s SEF. “His leadership of regulatory and derivatives industry reform at the CFTC makes him a natural choice and we’re excited to benefit from his unparalleled industry insights at this critical time, just weeks after SEF trading begins.”

Mr. Gensler has held the position of Chairman of the CFTC since 2009. Previously he served at the U.S. Department of the Treasury as Under Secretary of Domestic Finance (1999-2001) and as Assistant Secretary of Financial Markets (1997-1999). He subsequently served as a Senior Advisor to the Chairman of the U.S.
Senate Banking Committee, Senator Paul Sarbanes, on the Sarbanes-Oxley Act, reforming corporate responsibility, accounting and securities laws. As Under Secretary of the Treasury, Chairman Gensler was the principal advisor to Treasury Secretary Robert Rubin and later to Secretary Lawrence Summers on all aspects of domestic finance. Prior to joining Treasury, Chairman Gensler worked for 18 years at Goldman Sachs, where he was selected as a partner; in his last role he was Co-head of Finance.

The 4th 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 (WMBA, Americas), 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.flaggmgmt.com/sefcon

For media inquiries, please contact: media@wmbaa.org.

Wholesale Markets Brokers’ Association, Americas
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.