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Matthew Hunter

Matthew Hunter is a recognized expert in all aspects of physical and derivative commodities trading. Matthew retired from federal service as the Commodity Futures Trading Commission’s Deputy Director, Division of Enforcement, Surveillance Branch. He was responsible for identifying and referring potential violative conduct in commodities markets to Enforcement, developing new tools for the conduct of surveillance, and explaining market events both fundamentally as well as from CFTC data. In this role, he regularly interacted with the executive branch, Congress, and state and international regulators on commodity-related matters. Prior to his CFTC leadership role, Matthew was the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s subject matter expert in energy trading within the Division of Enforcement. His role was to find potential violations, to support Enforcement actions, and inform policy decisions. Before joining federal service, Matthew traded energy products, precious metals, platinum group metals and various other commodities for Wall Street firms, banks, and physical trading firms for over 30 years. His experience included building trading desks and developing hedging and proprietary trading strategies for firms and customers.

Areas of focus – commodities trading, commodities trading compliance