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Central View: Looking for Regulatory Information? We're Here To Help


Julie L. Stackhouse
Wednesday, April 1, 2009

At the St. Louis Fed, we’re committed to the goal of being the quality regulatory agency in the Midwest.

One of the ways that we work toward our goal is to provide quality information to banking organizations when it is needed most. We offer a number of programs for your participation:

  • Ask the Fed. This one-hour monthly conference call-in program provides senior banking officials with critical information on recent financial and regulatory developments. Topics since November 2008, when this program began, have included origins of the mortgage crisis, new developments in the federal funds market, changes to the Fed’s payment system risk policy and an economic update by St. Louis Fed President Jim Bullard.
  • Examiner advisory visits. By request, seasoned Fed examiners will visit state member banks or bank holding companies to discuss Bank Secrecy Act matters, loan-loss reserve issues, flood insurance, fair lending, Home Mortgage Disclosure Act data submission and other matters. These informal advisory visits are often beneficial to new compliance officers and staff as a matter of introduction and personalized training.
  • Regulatory reports consultation. At your request, our staff will conduct an on-site tuneup for your institution’s regulatory reporting needs. Benefits include improved report accuracy, access to in-person training, and in-depth analysis and data verification.
  • Fed officials’ visit. Periodically, Banking Supervision officers will visit your area to meet with small groups of senior officials from state member banks. This informal forum has been well-received as a unique opportunity for frank and informal discussion on matters that are most important to you, such as regulatory burden.
  • Visit to the St. Louis Fed. We invite you to come to our offices and meet with me and other officials in our Banking Supervision function. This program is especially beneficial for new executive officers who need a sound understanding of regulatory operations.

We hope that you will take advantage of one or more of these opportunities. To find out more, contact Patrick Pahl, senior coordinator, Banking Supervision and Regulation division, at 314-444-8858 or