5 02, 2009

Federal Financial Analytics Strategic Forecasts

2009-02-05T16:18:03-05:00February 5th, 2009|Uncategorised|


Systemic-Risk Regulator Will Come With Major Strings
February 3, 2009
Client Report: REFORM3

  • Systemically-Significant Regulation
  • Non-Bank Financial Regulation
  • Large Firm Resolution

Fed, FDIC Face Far-Reaching Strategic Challenges
January 28, 2009
Client Report: REFORM

  • Regulatory Agency Restructuring
  • Insurance Regulation

More Mortgage Rules, Less FHA, Fewer Foreclosures, New Securitizations
January 23, 2009
Client Report: MORTGAGE80

  • Mortgage Servicers
  • FHA
  • Alternative  Securitization Options

Tough New Consumer, CRA Climate Considered
January 16, 2009
Client Report: CONSUMER2

  • Credit Cards
  • Identity Theft
  • Financial Services Protection Commission

Intense Risk-Management Agenda Assessed
January 9, 2009

  • Liquidity Risk
  • Incentive Alignment
  • Enterprise-Wide Risk Management

Brave New Capital Rules Anticipated
January 8, 2009
Client Report: CAPITAL146

  • Dynamic Provisioning
  • Basel II Framework
  • Capital-At-Risk

ABS Regulatory Pressures Increase Push to Bank Financial-Services Model
January 5, 2009
Client Report: ABS2

  • Asset-Backed Securities
  • Credit Rating Agencies
  • Bond Insurers

Substantial, Structural GSE Reform Assessed
December 30, 2008
Client Report: GSE109

  • Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac
  • Federal Home Loan Banks
  • Farm Credit Administration

Reviewing the Rescue: More Money, But Many More Restrictions
December 22, 2009
Client Report: RESCUE23

  • TARP Revisions
  • FRB Facilities
  • Additional Rescue Packages

Madoff Fall-Out Forces Strategic Rethink of Hedge Funds, SEC
December 16, 2008
Client Report: HEDGE50

  • Proxy HF Regulation
  • Investor Suitability Requirements
  • Bank HF Limitations


7 01, 2009


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Federal Financial Analytics dates back to 1985, when Karen Shaw Petrou founded the Institute for Strategy Development. Beginning with an information service, the firm steadily increased the consulting component based on client demand.

Federal Financial Analytics works to protect clients from the range of risks that result from poor anticipation and analysis of U.S. policy. Financial services firms are particularly vulnerable to risk from new laws and changed regulations. We ensure that strategic planning and risk management take full account of current and emerging risks.

3 01, 2009

Press Center

2009-01-03T21:32:01-05:00January 3rd, 2009|Uncategorised|

press centerPress releases and other resources for media.

Press Room

Journalists who regularly cover financial policy issues and regulation may register with Federal Financial Analytics Press Room. Registration offers the following advantages:

  • Press releases will be emailed directly to you at the same time as they are released to general distribution.

  • You will have selective access to FedFin publications, current and archived.

  • You will have 24/7 access to FedFin’s designated media officer and ready access to FedFin consultants for comments or background.

  • You will have access to our physical archives and reference works in our Washington office during normal business hours.
3 01, 2009

Who We Are

2009-01-03T21:21:50-05:00January 3rd, 2009|Uncategorised|

Managing Partners


Karen Petrou



What people are saying about Karen Petrou: 

The sharpest mind analyzing banking policy today — maybe ever.
             Barbara Rehm, former Editor-in-Chief, American Banker

One of the most prominent non-governmental voices on financial regulation.
         — Tobias Adrian, Financial Counsellor and Director, Capital Markets Department, The International Monetary Fund,

Widely viewed by both sides of the bank regulation debate as incredibly smart.
             — Stephen Gandel, former Bloomberg Opinion columnist

She gave a very broad-based view of everything that was going on—how the regulators would work, how Congress would react, and how the media would react. It was typical of her approach and forthrightness.
        — Rodgin Cohen, Senior Chairman, Sullivan & Cromwell LLP, re Petrou’s work on a prominent merger

Whenever I’m writing about banking issues, she’s the first person I call.
             — Joe Nocera, Business Columnist, Bloomberg

One of the most influential financial regulation experts in the world.
             — Eric Cortellessa, Digital Editor, Washington Monthly

Karen is a genius. Because of the quality of her work she’s one of the most listened-to people in Washington. Whether Treasury or the House or Senate or the Fed, everyone pays attention to what she says…. Karen Petrou is an extraordinary individual.

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