Third Quarter, Volume 19, Number 3

Vol. 19, No. 3,
Third Quarter 2006


Guynn Retiring
on Oct. 1

Booklet Imparts
Katrina’s Lessons

Fed Holds Hearings on
Mortgage Practices

Atlanta Fed Conference
Spotlights Hedge Funds

New Brochure Touts
Bank Account Benefits

Birmingham Branch to
Convert to Cash Depot

Fed Reduces Exposure
to Daylight Credit

Fed Chair Speaks on
Energy Costs’ Effects

Schools Gather to Discuss
Community Development

Bills Seek Tougher
Data Security

Fed Gov. Bies Addresses
Mortgage Markets

Olson Resigns Fed to
Lead Pension Board


Data Bank

Circular Letters


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Atlanta Fed President Jack Guynn Announces Retirement

After 42 years at the Atlanta Fed, including the last 10 as president and chief executive officer, Jack Guynn has set Oct. 1 as his retirement date.

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New Booklet Teaches Bankers Lessons from Hurricane Katrina

The aftermath of Hurricane Katrina demonstrated the importance of disaster preparedness. Banking agencies have developed a publication to help financial institutions prepare for extraordinary circumstances.

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Reserve Banks Hold Hearings to Examine Mortgage Practices

The Atlanta Fed was one of four Reserve Banks that recently held hearings to gather feedback on home equity lending practices. Fed officials, consumers, consumer advocacy organizations, and lenders weighed in.

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Hedge Funds Take Center Stage at Atlanta Fed Conference

Should high-risk, high-reward hedge fund instruments be regulated and supervised more closely? This question and other policy issues were discussed when industry experts gathered in Georgia.

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Atlanta Fed Publishes Consumer Guide to Opening a Bank Account

People without a bank account may find the financial system daunting. A new brochure attempts to demystify banking while extolling the advantages of having a relationship with a bank.