The Obama administration has opened discussions with Gary Gensler about serving a possible second term as chairman of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission, according to a person briefed on the matter.

Gensler has also discussed other economic or financial jobs in the administration, according to the person, who asked not to be named because the talks are private. Gensler hasn't been told he will be nominated for a second CFTC term or to a different job, the person said.

While Gensler has expressed interest to White House officials about other economic posts, he is unlikely to receive one, according to another person familiar with the matter who asked not to be named in describing personnel discussions.

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