Pass the microphone: CFTC’s Scott O’Malia to CME Group’s James Newsome

This month, Scott O’Malia, a commissioner of the US Commodity Futures Trading Commission, puts his questions to James Newsome, member of the board of directors of the CME Group and a former CFTC chairman

Energy Risk's Pass the Microphone series

Q1. Briefly describe your background, focusing on your time at the CFTC, Nymex/CME Group and Delta Strategy Group.

I’m a farm kid from Florida and I came to the commodities and derivatives business through the agricultural sector. I was a university professor and led a large trade organisation within the agricultural sector. I served as a [CFTC] commissioner for two years from 1998 to 2000, then as chairman from 2001. So I was at the CFTC for six years and although my background was in the

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