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FIA statement on the change of administration and new acting chairman of the CFTC

21 January 2021

Washington, DC – FIA President and CEO Walt Lukken made the following statement on the change of administration and change of leadership at the CFTC:

“FIA congratulates President Biden and Vice President Harris on their swearing-in and welcomes the peaceful transfer of power to the newly elected leaders of the US. On behalf of FIA's worldwide membership, we look forward to working with the incoming administration on the challenges before us.  We also congratulate Russ Behnam on his designation as Acting Chairman of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC).  We look forward to working with Acting Chairman Behnam and his fellow commissioners on the immediate challenges of the cleared derivatives industry both here and around the world.  Today, FIA joins with our members in celebrating the workings of our democracy and the resilience of the American people.”

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