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Thomas J. Smith

U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission
Deputy Director, Capital, Margin and Segregation, Division of Swap Dealer and Intermediary Oversight
Washington, DC, USA

Tom Smith is a Deputy Director in the Division of Swap Dealer and Intermediary Oversight of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission.  Tom’s primary responsibilities include capital, margin, segregation, and financial reporting requirements for futures commission merchants, swap dealers, major swap participants, and introducing brokers.

Tom joined the Commission in 1992 and has worked in various capacities including as an Attorney Advisor in the Office of Proceedings where he worked on adjudicatory matters, and as a Special Counsel in the Division of Trading and Markets where he worked on issues concerning futures commission merchants, clearing organizations and contract markets.  Tom spent several years in public accounting prior to joining the Commission.


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