Summary: The White House announced Monday that President Joe Biden had nominated Rostin Behnam as chairman of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission, and Kristin Johnson to serve as a commissioner at the agency. Mr. Behnam has served as a CFTC commissioner since 2017 and has run the agency as acting chairman since Mr. Biden took office ...

The White House announced Monday that President Joe Biden had nominated Rostin Behnam as chairman of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission, and Kristin Johnson to serve as a commissioner at the agency.

Mr. Behnam has served as a CFTC commissioner since 2017 and has run the agency as acting chairman since Mr. Biden took office in January. Johnson is a law professor at Emory University, where she specializes in financial risk management law and derivatives. The picks, if confirmed by the Senate, would give Democrats a 3-1 majority at the CFTC.

By Amy Liu