La Commodity Futures Trading Commission a publié le discours de son commissaire Scott O'Malia sur la formation des investisseurs privés pour le Dodd-Frank Act.
Good morning. I’d like to welcome you all to the first public meeting to explore how the CFTC should rebuild its consumer education, protection, and outreach program as required by the Dodd-Frank Act. I have organized this meeting today as a way to initiate the dialogue among individuals, organizations, and fellow regulators at the forefront of the most successful financial literacy, education, and outreach programs to advise the Commission as to how to establish a quality consumer education and outreach program. It would be foolish for the Commission to try and attempt to establish a program out of whole cloth without consulting the experts.
I am overwhelmed by the levels of experience and expertise that we have on the panels today. Not only do we have representatives from six of our fellow federal financial regulators, but we have representatives from the CFA Institute, The Options Industry Council, the National Futures Association—the self-regulatory organization to the futures industry, AARP, Steben & Company, the American Savings Education Council (ASEC) of the Employee Benefits Research Institute (EBRI), the National Endowment for Financial Education (NEFE), the Financial Fraud Enforcement Task Force, MetLife, FINRA, the American Institute of CPAs (AICPA), and the North American Securities Administrators Association (NASAA).
The Dodd-Frank Act has radically expanded our responsibilities. Today, the CFTC has a new mandate to oversee the nearly $300 trillion U.S. swaps market coupled with requirements to thwart, detect and prevent violations of the Commodity Exchange Act and regulations through establishment of a new whistleblower program and the provision of educational initiatives. Alongside this, commodities have become a new favored investment class with consumers seeking exposure in metals, oil and gas, and currencies. In many cases consumers are not well informed about the fees, investment strategies or the structure of the investment itself.
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