Turning points: Jill Sommers, CFTC


After five and a half years at the US Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC), commissioner Jill Sommers plans to quit her job at the end of March. Her resignation announcement came as a surprise to market observers – she was still in the middle of her second term – and it was lamented by many market participants, who had come to see her as a consistent advocate for industry concerns about the Dodd-Frank Act.

But Sommers says she is just worn out. In particular, she cites her weariness with

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