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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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Marketplace Morning Report, Tuesday, September 22, 2020

September 22nd, 2020|

Fed looks to overhaul laws meant to make sure lower-income Americans have access to loans By David Brancaccio The Federal Reserve, in its role as bank regulator, has just started the process of modernizing how the U.S. insures that low- and moderate-income people get access to loans. This comes both [...]

Bankrate, Wednesday, September 16, 2020

September 17th, 2020|

Here’s what a Trump or Biden presidency would mean for banking By Sarah Foster President Donald Trump has spent much of his time in office rolling back Obama-era banking regulations that cracked down on firms in the years since the financial crisis, policies that the industry has long regarded as [...]

American Banker, Monday, September 14, 2020

September 14th, 2020|

BankThink: OCC chief goes too far reimagining national bank charter By Karen Petrou In a series of sometimes blistering comments and commentaries, acting Comptroller of the Currency Brooks has made it very, very clear that he plans to put a high-tech stamp on the national banking charter for as long as [...]

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FedFin on: National Bank Stablecoin-Reserve Powers

Continuing Acting Comptroller Brooks’ efforts to enhance innovation at national banks and federal savings associations, the agency has now authorized these institutions to hold reserves associated with certain stablecoin offerings. This reflects a general trend in recent OCC actions allowing national banks and federal thrifts to engage in novel activities in which funds placed with the bank or an affiliate might not be intermediated as is the case in traditional [...]

September 28th, 2020|Categories: The Vault|

FedFin: The Capital Rules to Come

Following its morning meeting, FSOC late Friday released the staff statement expressing its near-term decision on systemic risk in the secondary mortgage market. Although the Council decided against designating Fannie and Freddie or market practices, this is conditional – FHFA’s capital rules must stay tough and come with new prudential standards or the Council will start designating. Given current political realities, this may prove a hollow threat, but we think [...]

September 28th, 2020|Categories: The Vault|

Karen Petrou: The Fed’s Risky Stand for Shareholder Capitalism

On Wednesday, Democrats on the House Select Subcommittee on the Coronavirus lambasted the Fed’s Secondary Market Corporate Credit Facility for buying bonds issued by companies that sinned by way of laying off workers, paying dividends, violating the law, and/or being known to associate with fossil fuels.  Chairman Powell vainly defended the facility, countering at various times that it never lent anyone any money, that it only bought pre-existing bonds, that [...]

September 25th, 2020|Categories: The Vault|
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