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Andrea M. Corcoran

FIA Futures Hall of Fame 2013

1 March 2013

Andrea M. Corcoran
Andrea M. Corcoran

As one of the most senior officials at the Commodity Futures Trading Commission for many years, Andrea Corcoran played a central role in developing the agency’s policy framework on many issues, most notably in the area of cross-border trading. She was at the forefront of the CFTC’s response to the 1987 market crash as well as the Barings crisis in 1995, leading negotiations with 16 other international regulatory agencies on a pioneering agreement for information sharing. Twice, she received the highest award for senior executive service from Presidents Reagan and Clinton for her work on the policy responses to these events. In addition, she drafted the bankruptcy provisions that eventually became the CFTC’s Part 190 rules, and she was the first Director of the CFTC’s office of international affairs, serving as the head of that division from 1997 to 2006.

Her work helped give the CFTC extraordinary stature among other regulatorsand helped establish a pragmatic and effective approach to cross-bordertrading widely imitated by other regulators and other markets. Currently sheis a consultant to foreign governments on international policy issues.

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