FinTech Advisor at the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission. He is the CFTC’s FinTech lead and chairs the CFTC staff FinTech working group. He 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. Jeff previously led 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 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, Jeff worked for many years in the financial industry. He advised the Futures Industry Association in developing and launching the “SEF Tracker” swaps data product. As Head of Partnerships and Alliances for LCH.Clearnet Ltd.’s SwapClear service, he helped design and launch the SwapClear "FCM service" for clearing interest rate swaps through US intermediaries. He was responsible for global arrangements with FinTech vendors, trading platforms, trade repositories, 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 in New York and London, including LiquidityHub and the Project Rainbow consortium. Before that he rebuilt and managed Cantor Fitzgerald’s financial market data business after the events of September 11. Jeff started his career as a corporate associate attorney at Cravath, Swaine & Moore in New York and then served as Americas General Counsel for Prebon Yamane and Prebon Energy. His undergraduate degree is a B.A. with honors in both History and English from Yale, and he holds a law degree from Stanford. Fun Fact: Jeff was a Five-time Jeopardy! Champion and advanced to the semi-final round of the Tournament of Champions.