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Fed’s Hoenig Speaks Out on Monetary Policy, Bank Regulation, Too Big to Fail, and Dodd-Frank

Fed’s Hoenig Speaks Out on Monetary Policy, Bank Regulation, Too Big to Fail, and Dodd-Frank

June 8, 2011

Tom Hoenig, President of the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City, is a person I have long admired for thinking straight and talking straight.  You’ll see what I mean when you read his wide ranging interview in the American Banker on June 7, 2011.  I have received permission from theAmerican Banker to provide a free link to the interview, which follows:

http://www.americanbanker.com/issues/176_108/hoenig-basel-tbtf-future-1038513-1.html

A Former Regulator Pleas for Strong, Independent Boards Topic(s): Board of Directors, Board Committees, Governance, Risk

A Former Regulator Pleas for Strong, Independent Boards Topic(s): Board of Directors, Board Committees, Governance, Risk

June 3, 2011

by Thomson Reuters


Summary: The economy has some serious problems that a former senior bank regulator believes aren’t being addressed. Giving corporate boards more independence and more clout could help, but bankers themselves will have to get serious about making changes if another financial crisis is to be avoided.

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David Malpass, former Assistant Secretary of the Treasury, writes some of the best material I have seen on the U.S fiscal crisis. With David’s permission I am including on my website an article he has written for the May 23, 2011 issue of Forbes magazine. I encourage you to read it.

David Malpass, former Assistant Secretary of the Treasury, writes some of the best material I have seen on the U.S fiscal crisis. With David’s permission I am including on my website an article he has written for the May 23, 2011 issue of Forbes magazine. I encourage you to read it.

May 6, 2011

The U.S. is suffering a government-spending and debt crisis, compounded by an investment exodus caused by Washington’s weak-dollar policy. These risk a tipping point where financial markets and the dollar collapse. Heavy daily flows into gold, silver and foreign markets show the path of capital flight.

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FTI CONSULTING APPOINTS WILLIAM M. ISAAC AS HEAD OF ITS FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS PRACTICE

FTI CONSULTING APPOINTS WILLIAM M. ISAAC AS HEAD OF ITS FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS PRACTICE

April 22, 2011

West Palm Beach, FL, April 20, 2011 — FTI Consulting, Inc. (NYSE: FCN), the global business advisory firm dedicated to helping organizations protect and enhance their enterprise value, expands its financial services industry team through the appointment of William M. Isaac as senior managing director and head of the Financial Institutions Group within FTI Consulting. Mr. Isaac and his team join FTI Consulting as part of the recently announced acquisition of certain key practices of LECG Corporation.

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Wall Street Won! Nothing to Prevent Another Crisis, Says Former FDIC Chairman Bill Isaac by Henry Blodget

Wall Street Won! Nothing to Prevent Another Crisis, Says Former FDIC Chairman Bill Isaac by Henry Blodget

March 11, 2011

by Henry Blodget for Yahoo Finance

Crisis may create opportunity, but Congress completely flubbed its opportunity to enact meaningful financial reform in the aftermath of the worst crisis since the Great Depression, says the former chairman of the FDIC, Bill Isaac.

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Betting the Farm: Former FDIC Chair Isaac Fears Another ‘Ag’ Bubble Brewing by Aaron Task

Betting the Farm: Former FDIC Chair Isaac Fears Another ‘Ag’ Bubble Brewing by Aaron Task

March 11, 2011

by Aaron Task for Yahoo Finance

The housing bubble may have burst but another American real estate boom rolls on: Since 2000, U.S. farmland values have risen by 58% after inflation, according to the FDIC. And since 2003, they’ve risen by over 10% annually.

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Book Review: Failures, brought to you by bureaucrats by William Grant

Book Review: Failures, brought to you by bureaucrats by William Grant

March 10, 2011

Reviewed by William Grant, chairman and CEO, First United Bank & Trust, Oakland, Md and published in the ABA Banking Journal. Grant is vice-chairman of the Administrative Committee of the ABA America’s Community Bankers Council.

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William M. Isaac’s Senseless Panic makes great reading for any banker seeking to understand the causes of the near-financial-meltdown. It should be required reading for lawmakers and regulators.

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The Dark Side of the 30-Year Fixed-Rate Mortgage by Alex J. Pollock

The Dark Side of the 30-Year Fixed-Rate Mortgage by Alex J. Pollock

March 10, 2011

My friend, Alex Pollock, former President of the Federal Home Loan Bank of Chicago and a Senior Fellow at the American Enterprise Institute, hit another one out of the park in his recent essay on whether the 30-year fixed rate mortgage benefits consumers. The topic is quite relevant in the debate about what to do about Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.

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