As Congress and the Obama administration begin to turn their attention toward potential reform of the government-sponsored enterprises, there is perhaps no job tougher in America than leading Freddie Mac into what may very well be an uncertain future. But meet CEO Charles E. Haldeman, Jr. — or Ed, to those that know him — and you will get the sense that Freddie’s role in the mortgage market today is more important than ever before. As one of the most dominant forces in housing finance today, after the near-total collapse of the private mortgage market, Freddie Mac has played a critical role in helping to set the pace of U.S. mortgage finance. In this exclusive and wide-ranging interview, Haldeman takes on the GSE’s critics and discusses what it really means to serve the public good. TO READ THE FULL STORY, SUBSCRIBE NOW.