Eric J. Pan


Eric J. Pan is a Managing Director of Rock Creek Global Advisors, an international economic policy advisory firm, where he focuses on international financial regulatory and policy matters. Mr. Pan is currently advising multinational companies, financial institutions, and trade associations on financial regulatory issues, geopolitical risk, and matters arising in global forums (G7, G20, FSB, IOSCO, BCBS, CPMI and IAIS) and US bilateral dialogues with the EU, UK, China, Japan and India. 

From 2015-2019, Mr. Pan was the Director of the Office of International Affairs at the US Commodity Futures Trading Commission where he oversaw CFTC international initiatives, provided guidance regarding international issues raised in Commission matters, and represented the CFTC in international bodies, including IOSCO and the FSB. He was responsible for CFTC engagement with non-US regulatory counterparts, including those in Europe and Asia.

In international fora, Mr. Pan chaired the IOSCO Committee on Derivatives, the OTC Derivatives Regulators Group, and the FSB working group on data standards governance and assisted the CFTC Chairman in chairing the IOSCO Cyber Task Force and the IOSCO Task Force on Market Fragmentation. He also represented the CFTC in the IOSCO Board and in international workstreams related to derivatives reform, central clearinghouse regulation and supervision, trade reporting, data harmonization, margin regulation, market conduct and corporate governance, cybersecurity, fintech and regtech, data protection, cross-border information sharing, benchmarks and trading.

Before joining the CFTC, Mr. Pan was Associate Director and the first Head of International Regulatory Policy at the US Securities and Exchange Commission from 2011-2015, recruited to assist in the implementation of the Dodd-Frank Act and the G-20 reforms. Before entering government service, he was the Director of the Heyman Center on Corporate Governance and a professor at the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law in New York and practiced corporate and international law with Covington & Burling in Washington.

Mr. Pan received his A.B. in Economics from Harvard College, M.Sc. in European and International Politics from the University of Edinburgh, and J.D. from the Harvard Law School.  He is a Senior Research Fellow in the Center for Law and Economic Studies and Adjunct Professor of Law at Columbia Law School in New York and a member of the American Law Institute.

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