On November 3rd, Business Week reported on the ties between CFTC Chairman Gary Gensler and the former head of MF Global, Jon Corzine. The CFTC was the primary regulator of MF Global and is taking a prominent role in investigating apparent shortfalls in the firm's customer accounts. Some are calling upon Gensler to recuse himself from the agency's investigation of the now defunct futures commission merchant and broker-dealer. Ties.