Brian Quintenz

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Brian Quintenz
Occupation Commissioner
Employer Commodity Futures Trading Commission
Location Washington, D.C.

Brian Quintenz is a commissioner of the US Commodity Futures Trading Commission, sworn in on August 16, 2017 for a term expiring in April 2020.[1] [2]

A former House aide and Washington, D.C. investment manager, he was nominated by President Trump earlier that year to fill a Republican vacancy on the commission. He was previously nominated for that role under the Obama administration, but his confirmation failed in the Senate.[3] [4]

In April 2020 Quintenz said he was planning to leave the agency by the end of October.

Since joining commission, Quintenz has been aligned with President Donald Trump‘s de-regulatory agenda and with Chairman Tarbert's agenda, which includes finalizing limits on hedge funds’ ability to speculate on commodity derivatives and new data reporting rules for swaps. In 2018 he called for digital trading platforms to form a self-regulatory organization to write and enforce rules.[5]


Quintenz founded and ran Saeculum Capital Management before winding it down in 2016 in anticipation of being confirmed as a CFTC commissioner in the Obama Congress.

He held a longtime position as a House aide to former Rep. Deborah Pryce (R., Ohio), ultimately becoming her senior policy advisor. He also worked as an analyst at the hedge fund Hill-Townsend Capital LLC and at a Merrill Lynch consulting group.[6]


Quintenz graduated Magna Cum Laude from Duke University with a major in Public Policy Studies and received an MBA from Georgetown McDonough School of Business, where he was inducted into the Phi Beta Gamma honors society.


  1. Brian Quintenz sworn in as a Commissioner of the US CFTC. Hedgeweek.
  2. Senate votes to confirm slate of three CFTC commissioners. Reuters.
  3. White House Nominates Former House Aide for Republican CFTC Vacancy. The Wall Street Journal.
  4. White House Considering Ex-House Aide to CFTC. The Street.
  5. CFTC’s Quintenz to Leave Swaps Regulator by End of October. Bloomberg.
  6. White House Weighs Renominating Ex-House Aide to CFTC. The Wall Street Journal.