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FEDERAL RESERVE BANK OF ATLANTA
Volume 12, Number 1
January-March 1999

Cover Story - Fed Hosts Y2K Contingency Planning Teleconference for Bankers

Models for Valuing Default-Risky Securities

Fed ACH Survey Shows Openness to Automated Transactions

New Federal Reserve ACH Trends

Perceptions of Direct Payment

Atlanta Fed Names New Chairman, Deputy Chairman and Board Members

D E P A R T M E N T S

Did You Know? Derivative Securities Use Grows As Banks Strive to Hedge Risks

Data Bank

The Docket


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Pierce Nelson

Managing Editor
Lynn Foley

Staff Writer
Jean Tate

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Bobbie McCrackin — V.P., Public Affairs
Lois Berthaume — V.P., Supervision and Regulation
Anne DeBeer — Sr. V.P., Accounting/Automation
Lee Jones — V.P., Nashville Branch
B. Frank King — V.P. and Assoc. Director of Research
James McKee — V.P., Atlanta Branch
Mel Purcell — Sr. V.P., Nashville Branch
Melinda Rushing — A.V.P., Retail Payments Office
Richard Fraher — Senior Counsel, Legal
Patricia Van de Graaf — A.V.P., New Orleans Branch

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ISSN 0899-6563