Chatham Financial today announced that the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) has appointed Amanda Breslin, executive director, treasury advisory for Chatham Financial, as a member of its Agricultural Advisory Committee (AAC).
Breslin will serve as a liaison between the AAC, which advises the CFTC on issues involving the trading of agricultural commodity futures and options, and the Coalition for Derivatives End-Users, which represents the views of companies that employ derivatives to manage the risks associated with their businesses.
“Amanda brings broad expertise advising corporate clients on risk management strategy, analysis and execution with respect to interest rate, currency exchange rate, and commodities exposures,” said Amol Dhargalkar, Managing Director, “Her experience communicating complex and nuanced strategies to a diverse group of stakeholders with competing interests will provide valuable insight to the committee.”
Breslin’s practice area covers a wide array of corporate clients and hedging strategies, with teams dedicated to commodities risk, outsourced derivatives trading, and strategic advisory. She advises clients ranging from start-ups to Fortune 50 companies, helping them navigate the complexities of hedging economic exposures to multiple-asset classes while understanding the derivatives market environment and the implications of the relevant accounting guidance and regulatory requirements. A former officer in the U.S. Army serving in both Germany and Afghanistan, Breslin earned her MBA from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. She is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) and Certified Treasury Professional (CTP).
“I am eager to join the Agricultural Advisory Committee and look forward to contributing to productive discussions on how derivative instruments can help agricultural organizations manage financial risks and maintain their competitive positions while ensuring U.S. market stability,” said Breslin.
The CFTC's Advisory Committees were created to provide input and make recommendations to the Commission on a variety of regulatory and market issues that affect the integrity and competitiveness of U.S. markets. The committees facilitate communication between the Commission and U.S. futures markets, trading firms, market participants, and end users.
The Agricultural Advisory Committee was created in 1985 to advise the Commission on issues involving the trading of agricultural commodity futures and options and facilitate communications between the CFTC, the agricultural community, and agriculture-related organizations. Members include representatives of national farm organizations, major commodity groups, agribusiness concerns, and agricultural bankers.
The Coalition for Derivatives End-Users represents the views of companies that employ derivatives primarily to manage risks associated with their businesses. More than 270 companies and business associations have joined the Coalition in seeking strong, effective and fair regulation of derivatives markets that brings transparency and mitigates the risk of another systemic collapse while not unduly burdening American businesses and harming job growth.
“Chatham is committed to strengthening derivatives markets by building trust between market participants and regulators, including by sharing insights as a member on a variety of committees and working groups,” said Christina Norland, Chatham’s Managing Director for Global Regulatory Solutions.
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Chatham Financial is an independent financial risk management firm helping clients overcome common yet complex capital markets challenges. Chatham works with over 2,500 clients globally, providing advisory and technology solutions to Corporations, Financial Institutions, Private Equity and Real Estate companies. Since its founding in 1991, Chatham has hedged over $5 trillion notional, helping clients understand and use debt and derivatives as a critical piece of their financial strategy. Chatham is a multiple bottom line firm committed to delivering trust and transparency in the capital markets. Learn more at chathamfinancial.com.
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