Another Book Report?

At a recent hearing (see Client Report CONSUMER54), CFPB Director Chopra wasn’t shy in his critique of the Financial Stability Oversight Council.  He called it a “book report club,” a moniker Karen Petrou last week suggested was not wholly untrue when it comes to emerging risks such as private credit.  FSOC’s meeting this Thursday is likely to show the Council at its bookwormy best given that the agenda consists largely of ritual release of yet another FSOC report.  We’ve dutifully catalogued these year-in, year-out as hundreds of FSOC blessed pages spew forth about what the Council did, how many facts its staff gathered about whom in the past year, and what it thinks might go wrong where in concert with little indication of what the Council might then do to prevent the worst from happening.