The U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) is losing another senior level staffer.
Before joining the CFTC in 2010, Zaidi was an associate in the Corporate and Securities Group at international law firm Arnold and Porter LLP. Previously, he'd also held financial analyst roles at Goldman Sachs and the Federal Reserve Bank of New York.
Vincent McGonagle, the CFTC's current deputy director of Enforcement will likely serve as acting DMO director after Zaidi's departure, a Bloomberg Law source said. McGonagle had served as DMO director until Zaidi took over the role.
According to a statement released Aug. 2, LabCFTC’s director and chief innovation officer, Daniel Gorfine, will leave his post to pursue a job in the private sector.
In his two years with the agency, Gorfine spearheaded the LabCFTC project, released educational materials on virtual currencies and launched an accelerator program to trial internal blockchain applications.
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