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- SEC Adopts Statement and Interpretive Guidance on Public Company Cybersecurity Disclosures
- SEC Charges Former Bitcoin Exchange and Its Founder With Fraud
- JPMorgan Chase to Replace NYC Headquarters with 70-Story Skyscraper
- Citigroup Raises CEO Corbat's Pay 48% to $23Mn
- Should Congress Create a Crypto-Cop?
- JPMorgan Weighs Buying an Exchange-Traded Funds Firm
- Hey, Goldman Sachs: Wanna Buy BNY Mellon?
- SEC Order Rejecting Acquisition of Chicago Stock Exchange (CSX) by Chinese-Baesd Company
- Kyle Moffatt Named Chief Accountant in SEC CorpFinance
- SEC Suspends Trading in 3 Issuers Claiming Involvement in Cryptocurrency and Blockchain Technology
- Karen Garnett, Assoc. Director of SEC CorpFinance, to Leave After 23 Years of Service
- Louisiana Adviser Barred for Hiding Losses from Investors
- Connecticut HF Manager Illegally Diverted Investor Money - Now Owes Nearly $13Mn
- White House Cleaning House of Advisors Without Full Security Clearance
- Goldman Projects 30% Growth in Wealth Management Advisor Force
- Whistleblower Alleges Manipulation of CBOE Volatility Index
- FINRA Looking Into VIX (CBOE Volatility Index) Manipulation: WSJ
- Atlanta-Area Resident Charged with Misusing Investor Funds - SEC
- FINRA Announces 2018 West Region Networking Seminar
- Alberto Arevalo, Associate Director in Office of International Affairs, to Retire From SEC
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Brian Quintenz, Commodity Pool Operator, Likely CFTC Nominee
Brian Quintenz, a former aide in the House of Representatives and the current founder and manager of commodity pool hedge fund, is expected to be nominated for the CFTC by Donald Trump. This would be the second go-around for Mr. Quintenz, who was nominated in early 2016 by President Obama. Unfortunately, his nomination never made it to a confirmation vote – even though he was readily accepted by the Senate Agriculture Committee.
Needless to say, the CFTC is operating with 2 commissioners – one of whom, Christopher Giancarlo, was nominated by Trump to chair the Commission. The White House has yet to submit the required paperwork for the senate to consider his nomination. [It’s as if the Trump administration is disinterested in filling its vacant senior appointments.]
Brian Quintenz Bio. According to his LinkedIn profile, Brian Quintenz is the Founder, Managing Principal, and Chief Investment Officer of D.C.-based Saeculum Capital Management. He has worked on the buy side of financial markets since 2008. Through his expertise at fundamental valuation, risk management, derivatives, and technical analysis, Quintenz developed and implements Saeculum's investment process for both traditional discretionary accounts as well as a managed-futures style, commodity pool hedge fund.
Prior to forming Saeculum Capital Management in late 2013, Quintenz:
- most recently worked within the Global Institutional Consulting Group at Merrill Lynch as an outside consultant;
- 2009 – 2012: Senior Associate for Hill-Townsend Capital, a long-short hedge fund established during the 2007 crisis;
- 2001 – 2007: senior policy aide in House of Representatives for Congresswoman Deborah Pryce,.
Quintenz graduated Magna Cum Laude from Duke University with a major in Public Policy Studies and received an MBA from Georgetown McDonough School of Business, where he was inducted into the Phi Beta Gamma honors society.