Chris Giancarlo Discusses Clearinghouse Risk, Reference Rates and the Future of Digital Currency with the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago

September 8, 2020

Mr. Giancarlo, a former CFTC Chairman, is featured in a podcast presented by the Financial Markets Group of the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago.

J. Christopher Giancarlo, former chairman of the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) and senior counsel at the firm, is featured in a recent podcast presented by the Financial Markets Group of the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago entitled, “Clearinghouse Risk, Reference Rates, and Cryptocurrency with Former CFTC Chair J. Christopher Giancarlo.”

Mr. Giancarlo, who is often referred to as “CryptoDad,” discussed his reflections a year after leaving the CFTC, key issues he faced during his tenure, and emerging issues shaping the markets today. The conversation includes discussion of clearinghouse risk and the work of the Financial Stability Board, the risks embedded in reference rates, and why regulators should be investing time in the future of digital currency.

This episode of LaSalle Street: Financial Markets Insights is hosted by Maggie Sklar, senior policy advisor and director of international engagement in the Financial Markets Group at the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago.

Click here to listen to the podcast or read the transcript.