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FHFA Adopts New Plan Under Director Watt; Won’t Reduce GSE Market Share

In a speaking engagement at the Brookings Institution, Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) Director Melvin L. Watt spoke about his new 2014 Strategic Plan for the Conservatorships of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, highlighting a few major changes to the plan. Notably Watt’s plan removes any intention to reduce the GSEs' presence in the market, a central part of former Acting Director Edward DeMarco's strategic plan.

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FHFA Director Speaks at FHLBanks Conference

In a recent speech at the 2014 Federal Home Loan Banks (FHLBanks) Directors Conference, director of the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) Mel Watt addressed issues related to the 12 FHLBanks. Watt spoke on a variety of topics, including franchise value, FHLBanks' core mission activities, and membership composition.

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Bank of America Settles with FHFA for $9.3B

Bank of America has agreed to a multibillion settlement with the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) to resolve allegations of securities fraud. According to announcements made by all parties involved, under the agreement, BofA will make an aggregate payment of approximately $9.33 billion, $3.2 billion of which will go toward the repurchase of certain RMBS at fair market value.

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DeMarco Steps Down as Senior Deputy Director of the FHFA

Edward DeMarco

Former acting director and current senior deputy director Edward DeMarco announced his intent to part ways with the Federal Housing Finance Agency at the end of April. After serving the agency for nearly six years, Demarco confirmed his plans to depart in a letter to current agency director Mel Watt.

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