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Hugh J. Cadden

Hugh J. Cadden


University of California, Hastings College of the LawJ.D.

University of California, BerkeleyB.A. U.S. History


Regulatory Compliance
Market Manipulation

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Hugh Cadden is an expert in derivative trading markets. He is also the co-founder and CEO of the Institute for Regulatory Training, which provides education resources to government regulators and self-regulatory bodies responsible for overseeing and regulating financial and trading markets. He has been specializing in the organization, operation and regulation of financial and trading markets for over thirty-five years. He has lectured on futures and options markets in the United States, Europe, Middle East, Africa and Asia and has participated in regulatory and self-regulatory training programs. Over the course of his career, Mr. Cadden has had extensive government, professional and private sector experience in matters relating to futures, options, forwards, and swaps trading and markets; clearing and risk management systems and procedures; trade practice and manipulation analysis and litigation; regulatory and self-regulatory structures and programs; and compliance, supervisory and operational systems and procedures. Mr. Cadden has held senior level positions with the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission including Director of the Division of Trading and Markets and Deputy Director of Enforcement.

Mr. Cadden has testified as an expert on financial and trading market matters before the Commodity Futures Trading Commission, the Securities and Exchange Commission, the U.S. Tax Court, Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (formerly NASD), National Futures Association (NFA), American Arbitration Association and state and federal courts. He was admitted to the State Bar of California in 1971 and was a member of the Western Business Conduct Committee (1987 to 1988) and the Hearing Committee of the NFA (1996 to 2009). He also has been registered with Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) and NFA and has been Series 3, 4, 7, 63, 24 and 27 qualified.