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Remarks of CFTC Chairman Heath P. Tarbert to the 35th Annual FIA Expo 2019

December 3, 2019

Well, good morning everyone.  It is great to be here at FIA, the leading association for the futures industry—not only in the United States, but around the world.  It’s also terrific to be here in Chicago.  As Walt said, this city has so much history and has made the United States a leader in this field and has helped underpin our system of free enterprise for the last century and a half.  So it’s wonderful to be here because I think one of the key messages I want to convey is that I care as much about these markets as all of you do.  And so it’s a great honor to stand here before you as the fourteenth Chairman of the CFTC, with that charge to keep.