Gary Gensler

Investment Banker + Government Official
Born Oct 18, 1957

Gary S. Gensler is the chairman of the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission under President Barack Obama. Gensler was Undersecretary of the Treasury (1999-2001) and Assistant Secretary of the Treasury (1997-1999) in the United States. Barack Obama selected him to lead the Commodity Futures Trading Commission, which has jurisdiction over $5 trillion in trades. Gensler was sworn in on May 26, 2009.… Read More

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1957 Birth Gensler was born in Baltimore in 1957. … Read More


1978 20 Years Old In 1978, he received a summa cum laude Economics B.S. from the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School. … Read More
1986 28 Years Old In 1986, he married Francesca Danieli Costagliola, a filmmaker and photo collagist. … Read More


1988 30 Years Old Gary Gensler joined Goldman Sachs in 1988 and spent 18 years there. … Read More
1990 32 Years Old He also advised the National Football League in its television negotiations in 1990. … Read More


2000 42 Years Old 1 More Event
Gensler is the co-author of the 2000 book (with Greg Baer), The Great Mutual Fund Trap. … Read More


2008 50 Years Old Gensler was a senior economic adviser to the Hillary Clinton presidential campaign, 2008 and, after the Democratic Primary, the Obama campaign. … Read More
2009 51 Years Old In March 2009, Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) attempted to block his nomination to head the Commodity Futures Trading Commission. … Read More
2011 53 Years Old 1 More Event
In early November, 2011, Gensler stepped aside from the CFTC's investigation of the giant derivatives broker MF Global because of his longstanding ties to Jon Corzine, the CEO of MF Global, for whom Gensler had worked while both were at Goldman Sachs. … Read More
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