Who's Who Directory
Chairman, Financial Services Committee
Spencer Thomas Bachus III, American politician, has been a Republican member of the United States House of Representatives since 1993, representing Alabama's 6th congressional district. The district includes the suburbs of Birmingham and Tuscaloosa.
Chairman, Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC)
Sheila Bair is the 19th Chairman of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC). She was appointed Chairman for a five-year term. Bair is also a member of the FDIC Board of Directors through July 2013. Before joining the FDIC in 2006, she was the Dean's Professor of Financial Regulatory Policy for the Isenberg School of Management at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst since 2002. While there, she also served on the FDIC's Advisory Committee on Banking Policy.
Member, Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs, European Parliament
Burkhard Balz is a German politician and Member of the European Parliament. He was elected on the CDU ticket and sits with the European People's Party group. He is a member of the Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs (ECON), the Special Committee on the Financial, Economic and Social Crisis (CRIS) and the Delegation for relations with the countries of Southeast Asia and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN).
European Commissioner, EC
Michel Barnier is a French politician of the Union for a Popular Movement and Vice President of the European People's Party. He was named Minister for Agriculture and Fisheries on June 18, 2007 and resigned on June 7, 2009 after being elected to the European Parliament.
Chief Operating Officer, IntercontinentalExchange, Inc.
Peter Barsoom has been COO of ICE since April 2010. Before ICE, Barsoom worked for Blue Mountain Capital Management, Morgan Stanley, Merrill Lynch and American Express.
European Commissioner, EC
Ugo Bassi is Head of the Asset Management unit of DG Internal Market and Services at the European Commission. He was appointed to this role in 2009. Before being appointed Head of the Asset management unit, Bassi headed the Public Procurement unit in the EC. He has worked for the EC since 1997.
Member, Financial Services Committee
Joyce Beatty is U.S. Representative for Ohio's 3rd congressional district. She is a member of the Democratic Party. Beatty was named to the Financial Services Committee in 2013. Beattuy is the former Senior Vice President for Outreach and Engagement at The Ohio State University.
Chief Executive, Futures and Options Association (FOA)
Anthony Belchambers is CEO of the London-based Futures and Options Association, the main trade organization for the derivatives industry in Europe. Prior to joining the JEC, he held the position of company secretary and general counsel to the UK-based Association of Futures Brokers and Dealers (AFBD), where he worked to secure the licensing of the first UK regulatory authority to cover derivatives and drafting the UK regulations for derivatives.
General Counsel, Commodity Futures Trading Commission
Dan M. Berkovitz is general counsel of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC). He was appointed to the position in June of 2009. Berkovitz came to the CFTC from the United States Senate where he served as Counsel to the Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations, Chaired by Senator Carl Levin. In this capacity, Berkovitz led several major investigations into energy markets, including the role of speculation in the trading of natural gas and crude oil contracts. Last year, he played a critical role during Congress’s consideration and passage of legislation to regulate electronic trading facilities for energy commodities.
Chairman, Federal Reserve
Ben Shalom Bernanke is an American economist, and the current Chairman of the United States Federal Reserve. Previously, he served as Fed Governor and Chairman of President George W. Bush's Council of Economic Advisers. In 2009, he was named the TIME magazine person of the year.
Senior Managing Director, Tullett Prebon Americas Corp.
Shawn Bernardo is a Senior Managing Director at Tullett Prebon Americas Corp. Bernardo often represents and speaks on behalf of the Wholesale Markets Brokers Association (WMBA).
Board Member in Charge of Clearing, EurexGrant Biggar
President of Creditex, IntercontinentalExchange, Inc.
Grant Biggar was appointed president of Creditex in January 2010. He has over a decade of experience working within the CDS market. Before joining Creditex in 2000, Biggar ran the CDS desks for ICAP in New York and Sydney.
Thomas Book serves as Member of the Executive Board of Eurex Zurich AG and Eurex Frankfurt AG, where Book heads up Eurex's Clearing division. As Head of Trading and Clearing Market Development, he was in charge of market development on the cash and derivatives markets, as well as for international strategic projects.
Chair, Economic and Monetary Affairs Committee, European Parliament
Sharon Bowles became a member of the European Parliament in May 2005, and was re-elected in June 2009. At the start of her second term in Parliament, she made history by being elected as the first Liberal and first Briton to Chair the Parliament's influential Economic and Monetary Affairs Committee. Bowles has also been a substitute member of the Legal Affairs committee since January 2007. In February 2006 she was central in the formation of the Committee of Inquiry into the crisis of the Equitable Life Assurance Society. She is now a member of the Financial and Economic Crisis committee.
Chief Executive Officer, Eris Exchange
Neal Brady was appointed CEO of Eris Exchange in July 2010. Prior to co-founding Eris Exchange, Brady was managing director of business development at CME Group. Before CME Group, he was founder and CEO of Liquidity Direct Technology, which was acquired by the CME Group in 2004.
Deputy Director, Trading and Markets, SEC
James Brigagliano is Deputy Director of the Division of Trading Markets of the SEC, where he shares responsibility for the regulation and oversight of securities firms clearing organizations, and the United States Securities markets. Prior to joining the Division of Trading Markets, Brigagliano was an assistant General Counsel for Litigation in the Commission’s Office of the General Counsel.
Chair, Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee’s Subcommittee on Economic Policy
Sherrod Campbell Brown is the junior United States Senator from Ohio and a member of the Democratic Party. Before his election to the U.S. Senate, he was a member of the United States House of Representatives, representing Ohio's 13th congressional district from 1993 to 2007. He previously served as Ohio Secretary of State (1983-1991) and a member of the Ohio House of Representatives (1974–1982).
Senior Research Associate, TowerGroup
Bill Butterfield is a Senior Research Associate in TowerGroup's Capital Markets and Wealth Management practices. His research covers a range of topics within the institutional and retail industry, including core brokerage processing, institutional trading technology, advisor desktop tools, online brokerage, and account aggregation. He also focuses on collecting, organizing, and disseminating securities industry data that is critical to ongoing research and project initiatives within TowerGroup.