Brian Quintenz sworn in as a Commissioner of the US CFTC

Brian Quintenz has been officially sworn in as a Commissioner of the US Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC), the federal agency that oversees the commodity futures, options and swaps industry. His term expires in April 2020.

“I’m deeply honoured to be sworn in as a Commissioner of the CFTC,” says Quintenz (pictured). “I have tremendous respect for this agency and the people who work here. I look forward to working to fulfil the agency’s mission to foster open, transparent, competitive, and financially sound markets.”
 
“I am honoured to be among the first to congratulate Brian on joining the Commission,” says Chairman J Christopher Giancarlo. “I look forward to working with him in the critical role the Commission plays in regulating the derivatives markets.”
 
"I congratulate Commissioner Quintenz and look forward to working with him on the important matters facing the Commission," says Commissioner Sharon Y Bowen.
 
Prior to his appointment to the CFTC, Quintenz founded and served as the Managing Principal and Chief Investment Officer of Saeculum Capital Management, a registered Commodity Pool Operator that specialised in risk management and technical analysis investment strategies.
 
Quintenz started his career in finance at Hill-Townsend Capital, a registered investment advisor established to focus solely on US bank and financial company investment opportunities. While there, he performed rigorous fundamental valuation analysis on regional and global banks, projected future earnings estimates, and implemented proprietary hedging strategies.
 
Prior to working in the financial markets, Quintenz worked for Ohio Congresswoman Deborah Pryce and ultimately became her senior policy advisor.
 
Quintenz graduated magna cum laude from Duke University with a major in Public Policy Studies and received an MBA from Georgetown University McDonough School of Business, where he was inducted into the Phi Beta Gamma honors society.