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The point of contention was the impact of sub-prime loans on the entire US Housing market (and whether lending standards were enforceable). My argument was that then Fed Chairman Greenspan’s nonfeasance allowed all manner of Zero Lending Standard loans — primarily sub-prime 2/28 ARMs. Had he enforced lending standards, it would have prevented ~3-5 million unqualified buyers from entering the housing market. With significantly lowered demand, the credit bubble/housing boom would have looked very different. That was Friday; The Sunday NYT brings an interesting phrase to our attention: That Lehman Brothers “ ...
triggered by a dramatic rise in mortgage delinquencies and foreclosures in the United States, with major adverse consequences for banks and financial markets around the globe. Approximately 80% of U.S. mortgages issued in recent years to subprime borrowers were adjustable-rate mortgages . 1 After U.S. house prices peaked in mid-2006 and began their steep decline thereafter, refinancing became more difficult. As adjustable-rate mortgages began to reset at higher rates, mortgage delinquencies soared. Securities backed with subprime mortgages, widely held by financial firms, lost most of their value. The result has been a large ...
Clinton Confesses: Rubin and Summers Gave Bad (strike that ...
a Lecturer and Coordinator of the Business Law Program within the Isenberg School of Management at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst ( SSRN page here ).  Previously, she was an Associate General Counsel for Fidelity Investments in Boston and Assistant Vice President for the Fidelity Fixed Income Funds. Considering that much of the disastrous deregulation of the U.S. financial system occurred on President Bill Clinton’s watch, I was encouraged by his televised confessional Sunday. He admitted to Jake Tapper that he was led astray by two of his secretaries of the treasury, Robert Rubin and Lawrence Summers. What an ... market research, surveys and trends
sometimes too great a notional:measuring the “systemic ...
The Obama Administration’s Financial Reform Proposal rightly places regulating systemic risk at the center of reform efforts. It proposes giving the Federal Reserve power to regulate any large financial institution that has “systemic significance,” no matter whether that institution is currently regulated as a bank, insurance company, or some other regulated entity, or is largely unregulated.[1] But the Administration’s proposal fails to address two major problems satisfactorily. First, what are the criteria for determining which financial institutions are systemically significant? The ... market research, surveys and trends


The Shadow Banking System: Implications for Financial Regulation
Electronic copy available at: Federal Reserve Bank of New York. Staff Reports. The Shadow Banking ..... $7.29 billion out of a total balance sheet size of $691 billion. .... Haircuts on Repo Agreements ( percent) .... institutions, such as hedge funds, and the shadow banking system. ... industry trends, business articles and survey research
Q and A on the Crisis Feb 2010
Bear Stearns and “deposits” the $500 million overnight for interest. ... about 6 percent in 1990, and had grown to about 30 percent just before the crisis onset. In the .... case the shadow banking system—cannot withstand alone. ... http:// Gorton, Gary and Andrew ... industry trends, business articles and survey research


The views expressed are as of April 18, 2010 and are those of Dr ...
Apr 18, 2010 ... Electronic copy available at: ... time in response to changing circumstances in the market and are not intended to ..... “ shadow” banking system. The shadow banking system played a ... technology research, surveys study and trend statistics
Questions and Answers about the Financial Crisis*
Feb 20, 2010 ... connection between the parallel or shadow banking system and the ..... http:// ... technology research, surveys study and trend statistics
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