Life Insurers Depend on FHLB Advances for Stress Liquidity, Long-Term Funding
Reflecting longstanding fears about life-insurance run-risk (see Client Report SYSTEMIC92), a new research note from the Federal Reserve finds that life insurers were quick to establish liquidity buffers when Covid hit in 2020, largely doing so via FHLB advances and interest-rate derivative margins.
JEC Financial Inclusion Report Calls for Postal Banking, Crypto Regulation
The Joint Economic Committee yesterday afternoon released a report on the barriers that people of color and low-income communities face accessing financial services, concluding that traditional banks discriminate, new nonbank offerings may prove predatory, and policy solutions are essential.
OFR: Lower-Risk Hedge Funds Lead to Higher Treasury-Market Stress
A new OFR working paper finds that changes in aggregate hedge fund exposures are related to Treasury yield changes in economically and statistically significant ways, with managed futures and multi-strategy funds having the highest impact on Treasury prices.
FHFA Advances Equity Campaign with New Committee
Building on its equitable housing campaign, FHFA today announced an advisory committee on affordable, equitable, and sustainable housing. It will provide analysis focused on Fannie, Freddie, and the FHLBs in areas such as the barriers to and need for regulatory or policy changes to expand affordable, equitable, and sustainable housing.