Walt Lukken, President & CEO of the FIA and Former Acting Chairman & Commissioner of the CFTC

“If we want to maintain our leadership in financial services in the United States, we want to make sure that markets are safe and they’re properly protected — but we’re not stifling innovation through regulation.”
Walt Lukken

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On this week’s installment of our Days of Futures Past series, we welcome Walt Lukken back into the SmarterMarkets™ studio. Walt is the President & CEO of the Futures Industry Association (FIA) and Former Acting Chairman & Commissioner of the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC).

SmarterMarkets™ host David Greely sits down with Walt to turn back the clocks to Lukken’s time at the CFTC. Throughout the episode, they cover the economic globalization of the early 2000s and its role in the growth of the exchange-traded derivatives market, the lasting influence of the Commodity Futures Modernization Act (CFMA), Enron’s collapse and its impact on energy market regulation, and Lukken’s advice for future policymakers.

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SmarterMarkets™ brings together the icons and entrepreneurs of technology, commodities and finance to examine how market systems can be redesigned and improved to address the most important challenges of our time.