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Safety and soundness of financial intermediaries: capital requirements, deposit insurance, and monetary policy

More than two-thirds of the $25 trillion of financial assets held in the United States is managed on behalf of investors by financial intermediaries, ranging from trusts, mutual funds, and mortgage pools to insurance companies, pension funds, and banks. Because of their importance, governments have long regulated the activities of these intermediaries to ensure sound financial markets, a foundation of secure economic development. Currently, regulators both here and abroad are considering reforms that not only might foster more efficient domestic financial markets, but also might prepare the ...
New England Economic Review , Issue Nov , Pages 37-65

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Financial intermediaries under value-added taxation

New England Economic Review , Issue Jul , Pages 37-50

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Product mix and earnings volatility at commercial banks: evidence from a degree of leverage model

Proceedings , Paper 616

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Monitoring, liquidity, and institutional investment choice

Proceedings , Paper 561

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Restoring market discipline on large financial institution

Proceedings , Paper 1137

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The impact of poverty on the location of financial establishments: evidence from across-county data

The location of bank branches is an important issue for consumer advocates and other groups that monitor access to financial services for low- and moderate income people. The proximity of banks and their branches to the places where people live and work is one basic element of mainstream financial access. The ability of people to choose from an array of financial products, especially those offered through the banking system, is fundamentally related to the economic well-being of a community.
Profitwise , Issue Apr , Pages 2-5

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Financial access for immigrants conference: learning from diverse perspectives

The community affairs program of the Federal Reserve System is an educational, informational, and public policy oriented function focused on community economic development. The fundamental goal of community affairs is to promote credit and capital access to traditionally or historically underinvested and redeveloping communities and underserved populations. This goal supports the Federal Reserve?s economic growth objectives.
Profitwise , Issue Oct

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Community development financial institutions: at the crossroads in Wisconsin

Wisconsin has 21 community development financial institutions (CDFIs). Collectively, approximately $1.5 billion has been allocated to these organizations since the inception of the CDFI Fund at the U.S. Treasury.1 In addition, Wisconsin community development organizations have been awarded approximately $1.3 billion in New Markets Tax Credits; 41 percent of this amount went to CDFIs.2
Profitwise , Issue Jul , Pages 13-17

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Economic development in rural Wisconsin: developing a 21st century response to compete in today’s global marketplace

In October 2011, the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago?s Community Development and Policy Studies division co-sponsored a two-day conference that explored and discussed policies that speed, strengthen, and enhance economic development in Wisconsin?s rural areas to increase their competitiveness in today?s global economy. This article summarizes key points from presentations and discussions at the symposium. ; Over 150 participants, representing community banks in the Seventh Federal Reserve District, economic development/finance agencies, small business owners, researchers, and policymakers, ...
Profitwise , Issue Nov

Journal Article
IFF achieving scale throughout the region

IFF (formerly Illinois Facilities Fund) became a regional community development financial institution (CDFI) in 2007, extending its reach beyond Illinois to include Iowa, Missouri, and Wisconsin. This year, the expansion has continued into Indiana. In January 2008, IFF added a new office in St. Louis at 1221 Locust Street to augment the local service of existing offices in Chicago and Peoria. The new office helps support the mission of meeting the real estate financing needs of nonprofits across the region.
Profitwise , Issue Sep , Pages 15-18



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