Jeffrey M. Bandman is FinTech Advisor (Financial Technology Advisor) at the CFTC. As FinTech Advisor, he leads the CFTC’s focus on FinTech and RegTech priorities and policy. He also chairs the CFTC interdivisional staff FinTech working group and leads coordination with other domestic and international regulatory authorities on FinTech and RegTech issues. He leads the CPMI-IOSCO Joint Working Group on Digital Innovation (JWGDI) workstream on use cases in reporting and data management. He previously was Acting Director of the CFTC’s Division of Clearing and Risk, which has responsibility for overseeing several of the world’s largest central counterparty clearinghouses (CCPs). In this capacity he led the negotiations resulting in “Clearinghouse Equivalence” concluded between the CFTC and the European Commission in 2016. He originally joined the Commission as Special Counsel to the Chairman, Office of the Chairman, in 2014 and also served as Acting Director, Office of International Affairs. Prior to joining the CFTC, he worked for many years in the derivatives industry. He advised the FIA on launching the SEF Tracker in 2014. As Head of Partnerships and Alliances for LCH.Clearnet Ltd.’s SwapClear service, he worked with colleagues and industry to help design and launch the SwapClear “FCM service” for clearing interest rate swaps through US intermediaries. He was responsible for global arrangements with trading platforms, trade repositories, FinTech providers, custodians and others in the OTC ecosystem. He spearheaded the launch of SwapClear’s innovative CCP2 partnership program for OTC clearing consultancies and led development of the award-winning SMART margin simulator. Mr. Bandman earlier worked on a variety of new market structure and FinTech initiatives in the derivatives industry, including LiquidityHub and the Project Rainbow consortium. His undergraduate degree is a B.A. with honors in both History and English from Yale, and he has a law degree from Stanford.