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  • Cowen's Seiberg says concern about Mnuchin's GSE comment is overblown

    "There has been much teeth-gnashing this week," Seiberg says
    Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin started last week having dinner with the Queen of England as part of the entourage accompanying President Donald Trump to Buckingham Palace. A few days later, he made financial news by throwing cold water on plans to reform Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. "There has been much teeth-gnashing this week after Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin said GSE reform cannot simply return Fannie and Freddie to their pre-conservatorship state," said Jaret Seiberg, Cowen’s managing director.
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  • Housing industry responds to Trump's calls for housing finance reform

    Groups applaud president's official step toward instigating long-awaited change
    On Wednesday, President Donald Trump signed a memorandum calling for an end of the conservatorship of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. The memorandum details programs and objectives that the government agencies are asked to analyze for reform, but it doesn't provide many other specifics. Absent concrete details for change, most groups in the housing space applauded the president's move as an necessary step toward instigating much-needed change.
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  • Mnuchin: GSE reform isn’t happening in 2018

    But still plans to take Fannie, Freddie out of conservatorship
    Back in September, during a Politico Policy Summit in Washington, U.S. Department of the Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said GSE reform would be addressed in 2018. For all of you nay-sayers who said it wouldn’t happen – a new interview with the secretary shows you were probably right.
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  • U.S. Treasury boasts deregulation reform accomplishments

    Says reducing unnecessary burdens will lead to economic growth
    Tuesday, the U.S. Department of the Treasury released a 21-page report entitled Regulatory Reform Accomplishments Under President Trump’s Executive Orders, which, as the title suggests, details the actions it has taken toward decreasing regulations.
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  • Treasury Sec. Mnuchin wants answers on Equifax investigation

    Treasury secretary says he will talk to Mulvaney
    In between questions about Russian sanctions and the stock market, U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin told the House Financial Services Committee on Tuesday he is interested in how the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and its acting director, Mick Mulvaney, is handling the investigation into the data breach at credit agency Equifax.
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  • Treasury calls for HUD to “reconsider” use of disparate impact rule

    Third financial reform report questions rule’s effect on insurance industry
    The Department of the Treasury released its third of four reports that call for sweeping financial reform. The reports come at the direction of President Donald Trump, who signed an executive order in February directing Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin to examine the nation’s financial laws. The report focuses on asset management and insurance, and while most of the report deals with issues outside of housing, there is one piece that touches on an item of note for the housing industry – disparate impact.
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  • Treasury report calls for extensive regulatory relief to finance industry

    Focuses on non-legislative reform
    As directed by President Donald Trump, the U.S. Treasury published a report Friday that calls for sweeping financial reform, including changes that would weaken the Dodd-Frank Act. The report claims regulations enacted after the Great Recession made it more difficult for financial institutions to recover, and made for one of the weakest economic recoveries in U.S. history. Here are some of the changes it calls for.
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