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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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Bloomberg, Monday, August 3, 2020

August 3rd, 2020|

Wall Street Is Torn on Whether a Biden Win Brings Joy or Misery By Robert Schmidt and Jesse Hamilton As President Donald Trump’s poll numbers continue to sink, Wall Street is starting to envision Washington under Joe Biden -- a scenario that many executives say they welcome. But to some [...]

American Banker, Friday, July 31, 2020

July 31st, 2020|

Fannie, Freddie to face banklike liquidity standards starting Sept. 1 By Hannah Lang The Federal Housing Finance Agency quietly imposed new liquidity requirements on Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac in June that will require the mortgage giants to hold more liquid assets to cover sudden funding shortfalls, but that the [...]

Marketplace: Tuesday, July 21, 2020

July 21st, 2020|

Senators vote today on a controversial choice for the Fed By Sabri-Ben-Achour Senate Banking Committee today votes on two nominees to the Federal Reserve's Board of Governors. Karen Petrou, managing partner at Federal Financial Analytics, has more on what the votes might mean.https://www.marketplace.org/shows/marketplace-morning-report/federal-reserve-board-of-governors-judy-shelton-european-union-covid-19-recovery-fund/

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Analysis of Additional Loan Accommodations

The four federal financial regulators along with the CFPB and a state-regulatory representative that comprise the FFIEC have issued new principles designed to guide banking organizations and other lenders through the challenges as forbearance deadlines loom across the spectrum of consumer and commercial loans for financial institutions large and small at a time of fiscal-policy uncertainty.  These challenges confront both lenders and borrowers, presenting the FFIEC with trade-offs often not [...]

August 4th, 2020|Categories: The Vault|


RACIAL EQUITY ON THE FRONT LINE OF CONSUMER-FINANCE REGULATION For all the politics that surround it, a CFPB inquiry into ways to reduce consumer-finance discrimination opens a path to substantive and even structural change across the spectrum of retail-financial products. The analytics below are based on in-depth reports provided to FedFin clients. To learn more, contact us at info@fedfin.com On July 28, the Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection (CFPB) issued [...]

August 3rd, 2020|Categories: The Vault|

Karen Petrou: The Strategic Implications of New GSE Liquidity Regulations

Yesterday, our report brought to light a new FHFA liquidity standard with the potential to be at least as important to U.S. housing finance as the agency’s high-profile capital proposal.  As we showed and the American Banker today reported, the liquidity rule interacts with the capital proposal in complex and, we conclude, unintended ways.  It makes sense for the capital rules to aim for bank-like loss absorbers – mortgage risk [...]

July 31st, 2020|Categories: The Vault|
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