Financial Regulatory Forum

SCENARIOS – Reshaping Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac

By Reuters Staff
March 22, 2010

WASHINGTON, March 22 (Reuters) – Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner is expected to lay out the Obama administration’s broad vision for restructuring mortgage finance giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac on Tuesday in congressional testimony.

US Rep Frank sees ending Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac in current form

By Reuters Staff
January 22, 2010

WASHINGTON, Jan 22 (Reuters) – Mortgage giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac are likely to be abolished in their current form, a key lawmaker in the U.S. House of Representatives said on Friday.

Unlimited credit for Fannie, Freddie seen as backdoor U.S. bailout

By Reuters Staff
January 5, 2010

By Corbett B. Daly

WASHINGTON, Jan 5 (Reuters) – At a hearing last fall, U.S. Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner told lawmakers that he and his team were working to put the $700 billion financial bailout fund “out of its misery.” But some in Washington now see a second, backdoor bailout in its place.

US pay czar: Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac unique when it comes to pay

By Reuters Staff
December 31, 2009

WASHINGTON, Dec 30 (Reuters) – Mortgage finance firms Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac face a unique set of problems that distinguish them from other companies receiving government aid when it comes to setting executive pay, the Obama administration’s pay czar said on Wednesday.

U.S. Fannie, Freddie regulator Lockhart to leave post – official

By Reuters Staff
August 5, 2009

JAMES LOCKHART (FILE)

WASHINGTON, Aug 5 (Reuters) – James Lockhart, the regulator for Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, will soon step down after more than three years as overseer for the mortgage finance companies, an administration official said.