HousingWire recently discussed the prediction that Deutsche Bank (DB) anticipates an academic is likely to replace current acting director of the Federal Housing Finance Agency Ed DeMarco.

The first named candidate is Susan Wachter, a professor of real estate and finance at the University of Pennsylvania. Deutsche Bank also named Michael Barr, a law professor at the University of Michigan and the assistant Treasury secretary for financial institutions from 2009–2010. ()

Deutsche Bank also predicts that outside of academia, candidates include Ted Tozer, president of Ginnie Mae ()

In a recent Wall Street Journal article, the White House announced it "()

The article lists similar academic nominees and also furthers the list by adding: Michael Stegman, currently serving as an adviser to the Treasury secretary on housing finance; Johnathan Fietcher, deputy director for monetary and capital markets at the International Monetary Fund; and Jim Millstein, the corporate restructuring executive that oversaw the Treasury's re-privatization of American international Group (AIG)

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