- Commodity Futures Trading Commission Chairman Gary Gensler reportedly intends to leave the CFTC by the end of the year after five years in the post.
- Candidates to replace Gensler include commissioner Mark Wetjen, former CFTC enforcement chief Geoffrey Aronow, New York Law School professor Ronald Filler and Treasury Department official Timothy Massad.
- Gensler's term has been tumultuous, and has included the financial crisis, an overhaul of derivatives rules under the Dodd-Frank law, and the prosecution of major banks for manipulating the Libor rate.
- Formerly of Goldman Sachs, Gensler surprised by taking a tough and tenacious approach to implementing reforms.
CFTC head to step down
Oct 4 2013, 04:43 ET