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Volume 2014 - Number 2

January 16, 2014

Watt Names New Advisors on Consumer, Industry Issues That May Reflect New Orientation for FHFA

Last week’s appointment of four special advisors to the Federal Housing Finance Agency by new Director Mel Watt has primed speculation of a policy-course correction at the FHFA but specific changes remain anyone’s guess, say industry observers. Watt added three current and former Obama administration officials into the agency’s fold “to provide counsel on policy and strategic decisions” at the agency while retaining an advisor from former FHFA Acting Director Edward DeMarco’s tenure. Two of the posts appear to represent new areas of focus for the agency – consumers and industry relations – that were often friction points under DeMarco. Bob Ryan, a former Freddie Mac executive, joins...

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