Andrew Busch was appointed as the first Chief Market Intelligence Officer of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission. The objective of the role, according to a statement issued by Acting Chairman J. Christopher Giancarlo, is to “help activate the CFTC’s latent capability for market intelligence, giving us better insight into the needs of participants in the futures and swaps we oversee.” Mr. Giancarlo had initially previewed the creation of the CMIO role during a speech before an FIA conference in March. (Click here for details in the article “CFTC Chairman Nominee Warns of Tough Love to Come: KISS But Also Aggressive and Assertive Enforcement” in the March 19, 2017 edition of Bridging the Week.)