How can the Federal Reserve Bank of NY meet its mandate of supervising and regulating financial institutions when its president has worked for a bank whose interests should not coincide with the Federal Reserve Bank of NY because obviously Goldman Sachs and other banks cannot regulate themselves or the crisis would have been avoided. When Geithner was president of the NY Fed, he admitted he didn't regulate and now we have someone in charge who worked for a bank that dislikes regulation more than Geithner does. So Dudley meets with all the guys in the banks that brought about the financial meltdown and not one has to answer for his misdeeds! What kind of regulation is that?
Goldman Sachs, Citigroup Were on Dudley's Agenda in First Days on The Job
By - Dec 30, 2010 - Bloomberg
Meetings with top Goldman Sachs Group Inc. and Citigroup Inc. officials were on the schedule of Federal Reserve Bank of New York President William Dudley in his first days on the job in February 2009, the regional reserve bank chief’s daybook showed yesterday.
Dudley, a former partner and chief U.S. economist at Goldman, had an appointment to meet that bank’s chairman, Lloyd Blankfein, on Feb. 6, 2009, according to his schedule for 2009 and the first nine months of 2010. Four days earlier, Goldman was the topic of a planned meeting between Dudley and his staff.
Bloomberg News requested the records in a Nov. 29, 2010, Freedom of Information Act filing. New York Fed Senior Vice President Michael Held, in a letter to Bloomberg containing the documents, said the bank was complying “with the spirit of FOIA,” while maintaining it was not subject to the legislation. The New York Fed also published Dudley’s schedule on its website.
“In order to effectively perform his public duties, the New York Fed president must meet regularly with market participants, fellow regulators, the heads of institutions supervised by the Fed,” said New York Fed spokesman Jeffrey Smith. Dudley also meets with “members of advisory committees on small business and the regional economy, international officials and many others,” Smith said.
Dudley became the New York Fed’s 10th president and chief executive on Jan. 27, 2009. Prior to that, he was the bank’s head of markets during the financial crisis and one of the architects of the Fed’s emergency lending facilities.
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