Are Former Bank Executives Mnuchin And Cohn Encroaching On Regulator Turf?

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Is Steven Mnuchin’s US Treasury Department encroaching on the regulatory turf of the Securities & Exchange Commission at the same time former Goldman Sachs executive Gary Cohn, now Director of the National Economic Council, is in conflict with regulatory domain expert Commodity Futures Trading Commission? [reits] Treasury Department seeks wide influence over exchange-traded markets The US Treasury Department took an interesting step on October 6th when they issued a report titled, “A Financial System That Creates Economic Opportunities – Capital Markets.” In the document, authored by Treasury Secretary Mnuchin and Counselor Craig Phillips, made sweeping recommendations on how exchange-traded markets…


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Mark Melin is an alternative investment practitioner whose specialty is recognizing the impact of beta market environment on a technical trading strategy. A portfolio and industry consultant, wrote or edited three books including High Performance Managed Futures (Wiley 2010) and The Chicago Board of Trade’s Handbook of Futures and Options (McGraw-Hill 2008) and taught a course at Northwestern University's executive education program.