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Volume 14 - Number 7

April 4, 2014

Former FHFA Acting Director DeMarco Resigns from Agency

The former acting director of the Federal Housing Finance Agency tendered his resignation from the FHFA last week in order to “seek other opportunities.” Edward DeMarco, who served as the agency’s “temporary” head from September 2009 until January 2014, submitted his resignation – effective April 30 – to his successor, FHFA Director Mel Watt. Far from unexpected, DeMarco’s exit from the agency was seen within many industry circles as inevitable once the Senate confirmed Watt to a five-year term as director.

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