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- Investment Advisor, WCAS Management Corp, To Pay Nearly $800K Over Conflicts of Interest
- Altaba, fka Yahoo!, to Pay $35Mn for Failing to Disclose Massive Cybersecurity Breach - SEC
- SEC Formerly Bars Martin Shkreli from Industry
- HF Billionaire Steve Cohen Buying Into Fintech Start-Ups
- Deutsche Bank Is Weighing Massive Cuts in Its U.S. Cash Equities Unit
- Richard Jenrette, Co-Founder of DLJ Investment Bank, Dies at 89
- Goldman Sachs Makes First Hire in Cryptocurrency Markets Unit
- Special FINRA Election to Fill Large Firm Governor Vacancy
- Chicago-Based Investment Adviser Sentenced to 151 Months in Prison - SEC
- Dun & Bradstreet Hit With FCPA Violations - SEC
- SEC Charges Additional Defendant in Fraudulent ICO Scheme
- Warren Buffett Simply Blew it on Wells Fargo Stock: Dick Bove (Video)
- Barclays and Deutsche Bank to Lag U.S. Trading Peers
- NY AG Schneiderman Seeks to Close Loophole That Could Let Trump Pardons Block State Charges
- 'Fearless Girl' is Moving to NYSE After Year Staring Down 'Charging Bull'
- What's In Your Wallet - American Express Shares Soar After Earnings Release
- Deutsche Bank's Executive Departures Continue Following Change in CEO
- Reflections of an Economist Commissioner (SEC's Piwowar)
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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.