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Federal Financial Analytics (FedFin) is a Washington-based financial services-consulting firm that has for decades attracted a high-powered clientele in Washington, on Wall Street, and among global central bankers. Since 1985 FedFin has provided a unique blend of analysis and strategic advice on public policy, regulatory, and legislative issues for industry and governmental clients doing business in the U.S. and abroad.

A proprietary think-tank for its clients, FedFin reviews critical federal and global policy developments in banking, insurance, asset management, and mortgage finance, analyzes them in great depth, and then advises clients on whether what they want can be made to work for them, within the policy environment and for the financial system. It is FedFin’s guiding principle to be an honest broker, and clients depend on the fact that the firm does not offer lobbying or any other services that could compromise its objectivity and independence.

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American Banker, Thursday, January 21, 2021

January 21st, 2021|

Biden team lays groundwork to reverse Trump-era banking policies By Brendan Pedersen and Neil Haggerty The Biden administration appears to be wasting no time attempting to unravel Trump-era financial policies. The new president has not been in office for more than two days, and already the White House has selected [...]

Marketplace, Wednesday, January 6, 2021

January 6th, 2021|

Market reactions to Georgia runoff results — and what they say about the future By David Brancaccio Money is moving in response to voters in Georgia giving strength to Democrats. Democrat Raphael Warnock won one of Georgia’s two Senate runoffs Wednesday, becoming the first Black senator in his state’s history [...]

American Banker, Wednesday, December 30, 2020

December 30th, 2020|

Has the OCC become too politicized? By Brenden Pederson Bank regulators traditionally avoid the level of partisan warfare playing out in other corners of the capital. But policy observers point to recent actions by the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency as a sign of politicization creeping into the [...]

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Karen Petrou: The New Equality Paradigm for Financial Regulation

President Biden’s initial actions after inauguration included an order ending the decades-old practice of measuring rules in terms of dollar costs.  Seemingly small beer for a president facing a pandemic, insurrection, and so much else, this is a paradigm-shaking change to the construct of U.S. regulation with far-reaching impact on U.S. financial policy.  It thus drew rapid-fire conservative criticism about what they feared would be the subjective and political nature [...]

January 22nd, 2021|Categories: The Vault|

FedFin: Gensler on the Go

In this report, we expand on prior forecasts to assess broad financial-regulatory and structure issues under the SEC’s jurisdiction under what seems likely:  a Chairman Gensler.  His will be an activist SEC, one sure to throw broker-dealers, asset managers, and investment funds from the relative comfort of the last four years.  Mr. Gensler is uniquely focused on investment funds after writing a book on the topic and will surely accelerate [...]

January 21st, 2021|Categories: The Vault|

Karen Petrou: The Legend of the Crypto Kid

Although Acting Comptroller Brooks’ tenure was never boring, he went out with a bang.  Finishing with a controversial charter approval and a sweeping interpretation, Mr. Brooks has really left a mark on the future of digital currency.  Indeed, as he left, he said that fiat currency will soon be a “thing of the past.”  But, for all of digital currency’s explosive power, none of it has yet come close to [...]

January 15th, 2021|Categories: The Vault|
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