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SEC Deputy Director of Trading and Markets is Retiring

December 20, 2017

Gary Barnett, Deputy Director in the SEC’s Division of Trading and Markets, will retire from the agency at the end of the year. His next move was not disclosed.


Since joining the SEC in January 2015, Mr. Barnett has overseen the division’s Office of Broker-Dealer Finances, Office of Derivatives Policy, Office of Trading Practices, its Volcker rule team, and its participation in various global regulatory initiatives.  In addition, he has been a member of the agency’s Cybersecurity Working Group and its Fintech Working Group and has been its senior most representative on multiagency groups including the Senior Supervisors Group and the Supervisors Roundtable on Governance Effectiveness. 


Prior to joining the SEC, Mr. Barnett … had been at the CFTC from 2011 to 2015, where he served as director of the Division of Swap Dealer and Intermediary Oversight.  From 2004 to 2011, he was a partner at Linklaters law in New York, heading its U.S. Structured Finance and Derivatives practice. From 1999 to 2004, he was a partner at Shearman and Sterling law, co-heading its structured finance and derivatives group. Mr. Barnett earned his bachelor’s degree from University of Tulsa, his JD from the University of Tulsa Law and an LLM from NYU Law.