SIFMA Statement on Confirmation of Rostin Behnam to Serve as CFTC Chairman

 Washington, D.C., December 16, 2021 – SIFMA today released the following statement from Kenneth E. Bentsen, Jr., SIFMA president and CEO, on the Senate confirmation of Rostin Behnam as Chairman of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission:

“We congratulate Rostin Behnam on his confirmation as Chairman of the CFTC. We look forward to working with Mr. Behnam on issues that enhance and maintain the integrity of our capital markets and wish him success in this role.”


SIFMA is the leading trade association for broker-dealers, investment banks and asset managers operating in the U.S. and global capital markets. On behalf of our industry’s one million employees, we advocate on legislation, regulation and business policy affecting retail and institutional investors, equity and fixed income markets and related products and services. We serve as an industry coordinating body to promote fair and orderly markets, informed regulatory compliance, and efficient market operations and resiliency. We also provide a forum for industry policy and professional development.

SIFMA, with offices in New York and Washington, D.C., is the U.S. regional member of the Global Financial Markets Association (GFMA).