Robert Steigerwald is a senior policy advisor in the financial markets group at the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, where his work focuses upon public policy issues relating to financial market regulation and payment, clearing and settlement infrastructures.
Steigerwald began his legal career with Kirkland & Ellis, an international law firm based in Chicago, where he represented clients including the Board of Trade of the City of Chicago, the Board of Trade Clearing Corporation and National Futures Association. He later served as legal counsel for a clearinghouse for foreign currency transactions and was instrumental in developing the global multicurrency settlement system for foreign exchange before joining the Chicago Fed in 2000.
He currently represents the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago as a member of the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission’s Market Risk Advisory Committee and has participated in the work of the Over the Counter Derivatives Regulators’ Forum, an international forum for information sharing and regulatory cooperation among central banks, prudential supervisors and securities and markets regulators.
Steigerwald is a graduate of the State University of New York at Stony Brook with a B.A. and University of San Francisco School of Law, J.D., cum laude.
Understanding Derivatives: Markets and Infrastructure