Factbox: Speakers at the CFTC metals hearing March 25

(BestGrowthStock) – The top U.S. futures market regulator will hold a hearing on Thursday to consider whether position limits are needed for metals futures such as gold, silver and copper.

The day-long hearing will feature more than 15 speakers, including traders, exchanges and individual investors.

The chairman of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission has pushed to crack down on concentration in markets, beginning with a proposal made in January to limit speculation in energy markets, now out for public comment.

Here is a list of who will testify at Thursday’s hearing on the metals markets:

Panel One:

Dan Berkovitz, General Counsel, CFTC

Steve Sherrod, Division of Market Oversight, CFTC

Panel Two:

Jeff Burghardt, Luvata

Jeremy Charles, HSBC Bank USA, NA

Tom LaSala, CME Group

Diarmuid O’Hegarty, London Metals Exchange

Mark Epstein, Individual Trader

Panel Three:

Tom Callahan, NYSE Euronext

Henry G. Jarecki, Gresham Investment Management

Bill Murphy, Gold Antitrust Action Committee

Kevin Norrish, Barclays Capital

John Lothian, John Lothian & Co.

Panel Four:

Richard Strait, Triland USA, Division of Mitsubishi Corp

Simon Grenfell, Deutsche Bank

Mike Masters, Masters Capital

Harvey Organ, Individual Investor

Jeffrey Christian, CPM Group

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(Reporting by Christopher Doering)

Factbox: Speakers at the CFTC metals hearing March 25