WHF - In The News


 WHF – In The News provides clips of news articles covering WHF events.

2017 Press
2017 WHF Annual Symposium - The Future of Financial Regulation
Crapo Rips Systemic Risk Council’s Process for Nonbanks?
By Rob Tricchinelli, Bloomberg BNA, April 28, 2017

2017 WHF Annual Symposium - The Future of Financial Regulation
Republicans increasingly optimistic about housing finance reform
By Ian McKendry, American Banker, April 27, 2017

2017 WHF Annual Symposium - The Future of Financial Regulation
Resolution powers would have been better than bailouts in crisis: Fed official
By Lalita Clozel, American Banker, April 27, 2017

2017 WHF Annual Symposium - The Future of Financial Regulation
Senate Banking Chair Sets Bipartisan Goal, Expects Clash on CFPB
By Tara Jeffries, Morning Consult, April 27, 2017

March 2017 Public Policy Luncheon with Esther George, President and CEO, Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City
Fed’s Esther George says some monetary policy stimulus can be removed
by Jason Lange, Reuters, March 21, 2017

March 2017 Public Policy Luncheon with Esther George, President and CEO, Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City
George Says Fed Is Entering Critical Phase of Normalizing Policy; Kansas City Fed president says shrinking the Fed's balance sheet won't happen quickly
by Harriet Torry, The Wall Street Journal, March 21, 2017

March 2017 Public Policy Luncheon with Esther George, President and CEO, Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City
Kansas City Fed president voices skepticism about OCC fintech charter
by Victoria Guida, Politco Pro, March 21, 2017

January 2017 Public Policy Luncheon with Richard Hunt, President and CEO of the Consumer Bankers Association
Biz Leaders Express Hopes, Concerns re Trump
by Beth Solomon, The Georgetown Dish, January 18, 2017

2016 Press 

October 2016 Panel on Blockchain Technology, in partnership with MIT Enterprise Forum of DC & Baltimore and George Washington University School of Business
'It's Almost Like the Beginning of the Internet': Experts on the Promise of Blockchain
by Julia Airey, Technical.ly DC, October 24, 2016

May 2016 WHF Foundation Panel on Financial Issues for Military Veterans
Veterans' Financial Hardships Targeted by WHF Foundation
by Beth Solomon, May 17, 2016

April 2016 Annual Symposium - Transformation in Financial Services: The Impact of Financial Technology (FinTech)
Women in Housing and Finance's Annual Symposium on FinTech Issues
by Davis Wright Tremaine LLP, April 21, 2016

March 2016 Partnership Event with Managed Funds Association: Celebrating Influential Women in Housing and Finance
Politico's Morning Money
March 30, 2016

March 2016 Public Policy Luncheon with Director Mel Watt, FHFA
FHFA Makes It Official: Principal Reduction is Coming
by Ben Lane, April 14, 2016

Prepared Remarks of Melvin L. Watt, Director of FHFA, at Women in Housing and Finance Public Policy Luncheon 
March 22, 2016

FHFA to Make Principal Reduction Decision in 30 Days: Watt
by J. Daniel Young, March 22, 2016

Decision on Principal Cuts Coming in 30 Days from FHFA's Watt
by Joe Adler, March 22, 2016

FHFA's Watt: Principal reduction is "most challenging" decision agency faces
by Ben Lane, March 22, 2016

Watt says decision on principal reduction in 30 days
by NAFCU, March 22, 2016

2015 Press
November 2015 Public Policy Luncheon with Honorable Rick Metsger, NCUA Vice Chairman
Rick Metsger Reviews New Initiatives at WHF Lunch
by Beth Solomon

2015 Annual Symposium with keynote speakers Sandra Thompson and Patrice Ficklin.

Experts: Slow Housing Finance to Drag Economy
by Beth Solomon, April 28, 2015

FHFA Moving Quickly on Capital Standards for GSE Servicers
by Brian Collins, April 23, 2015

WHF Foundation's financial literacy program showcased in the Georgetown Dish

Getting MoneySmart One Woman at a Time
by Beth Solomon, April 20, 2015

Attorney General Karl A. Racine addresses WHF at our monthly Public Policy Luncheon.

Attorney General Racine Outlines Policy Priorities in Speech to Group Promoting Women in Housing and Finance
by Office of the Attorney General, March 12, 2015

SEC Commissioner Daniel Gallagher addresses WHF at our monthly Public Policy Luncheon.

Can the U.S. Be an International Financial Center? Remarks at Women in Housing & Finance Public Policy Luncheon
by SEC, January 13, 2015

2014 Press

Dr. Michael Stegman, U.S. Department of the Treasury addresses WHF at our monthly Public Policy Luncheon.

U.S. says legislation needed to end stewardship of mortgage firms
by Reuters, December 4, 2014

Remarks of Counselor Dr. Michael Stegman before the Women in Housing Finance
by RealEstateRama, December 4, 2014

WHF Foundation President Mary Martha Fortney re-elected

NASCUS’ Fortney re-elected President of Women in Housing & Finance Foundation Board of Directors
by Credit Union Insight, July 21, 2014

NASCUS’ Fortney Re-elected to Another Two-Year Term on Women in Housing and Finance Foundation Board of Directors
by NASCUS, June 10, 2014

Dr. Charles Plosser, President, Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia addresses WHF at our monthly Public Policy Luncheon.

Plosser Says Housing Fundamentals Remain Sound
By Dow Jones Business News,  May 20, 2014

The Hawk: Raise interest rates soon- Fed's Plosser says the housing recovery can handle it
May 20, 2014

U.S. ECONOMICS: Philadelphia Fed President Plosser on Housing Market, Labor Market and Fed Policy
By MT Newswires,  May 20, 2014

Tuesday's Top Stories in the United States
May 20, 2014

Philly Fed Plosser Also Warns of Rate Hikes Sooner Than Expected
May 20, 2014

2013 Press

Wetjen Says Agency Close to Resolving Residual-Interest Issue in FCM Protection Proposal
October 23, 2013

2012 Press

Speakers at the 2012 Spring Symposium focused on Dodd-Frank Implementation: New Realities and Unanswered Questions.

The American Banker: “CFPB:QM Rule Talks Aren’t Ignoring Access to Credit”
March 28, 2012

National Mortgage News: "Surprise: CFPB May Revise LO Compensation"
March 28, 2012

Bloomberg BNA Securities Law Daily: "SEC Next Steps for Derivatives Include Measures to Ease Transition to New Regime"
March 27, 2012

Washington D.C. Mayor Addresses Women in Housing and Finance on Affordable Housing  
January 27, 2012

2011 Press

Thomas M. Hoenig, President of the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City 
February 24, 2011

Congressman Bachus, Chairman of the U.S. House Committee
February 16, 2011

2010 Press

Michael J. Williams, President and CEO of Fannie Mae, spoke to WHF at the July Public Policy Luncheon

Fannie Mae chief notes 'New Realism'
July 29, 2010

Fannie Mae says new loan book soundest in a decade
July 29, 2010

Fannie Chief Says GSE Getting Ready for Housing Revamp
July 29, 2010

Fannie CEO Describes 'New Realism' For US Mortgage Lending
July 28, 2010

Gary Gensler, Chairman of the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission, spoke to WHF at the March Public Policy Luncheon

Derivatives Reform Would Have Dissuaded Greece, Gensler Says
March 2, 2010

Edward DeMarco, Acting Director, FHFA, spoke to WHF at the February Public Policy Luncheon

Regulator see private MBS mkt returning as Fed exits
February 18, 2010

2009 Press

John Dugan, Comptroller of the Currency, Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, spoke to WHF at the September Public Policy Luncheon

OCC chief denounces part of Obama financial plan
September 24, 2009

Comptroller of Currency Criticizes Part of Bank-Regulation Proposal
September 24, 2009

US bank regulator sees risks in state consumer laws
September 24, 2009

Comptroller Dugan Defends Strong National Standards for Financial Providers
September 24, 2009

Eric Stein, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Consumer Protection, U.S. Department of the Treasury, spoke to WHF at the August Public Policy Luncheon


U.S. Treasury Deputy Secretary Eric Stein Discusses Proposed CFPA before Sold Out Women in Housing and Finance Luncheon
August 27, 2009

Treasury's Stein Discusses Consumer Agency, Draws Big Audience
August 26, 2009

Elizabeth Duke, Federal Reserve Governor , spoke to WHF at the 2009 Annual Meeting & 30th Anniversary Celebration

Governor Duke's speech
June 15, 2009

Fed's Duke: Don't end credit support too soon
June 15, 2009

Fed's Duke Weighs In On Regulatory Overhaul
June 15, 2009

Fed's emergency powers aided US economy- Duke
June 15, 2009

     2008 Press

James B. Lockhart, III, Director (CEO) and Chairman of the Oversight Board of the Federal Housing Finance Agency spoke to WHF at the December Public Policy Luncheon

Chairman Ben S. Bernanke At the Women in Housing and Finance and Exchequer Club Joint Luncheon, Washington, D.C.
January 10, 2008

News Coverage of the Bernanke Speech

Fannie, Freddie May Waive Appraisals for Refinancings
December 10, 2008

Regulator: mortage rates could drop to 4 percent
December 11, 2008  

Christopher Cox, Chairman of the Securities and Exchange Commission,  addressed WHF and the Exchequer Club at a joint luncheon in December

SEC head: gov't rescue plan needs 'exit strategy'
December 4, 2008

Neel Kashkari, Interim Assistant Secretary of the Treasury for Financial Stability and Assistant Secretary of the Treasury for International Economics and Development spoke to WHF at the November Public Policy Luncheon

Asst. Secretary Kashkari's speech to WHF
November, 19, 2008

Kashkari: Consumer credit help promising step
November 19, 2008

US Treasury: no deadline extension for public banks
November 19, 2008

WHF Foundation Celebrates 10 years of Promoting Financial Literacy for Low-income Women and Honors Rep. Rubén Hinojosa and Rep. Judy Biggert, Co-chairs of the Congressional Economic and Financial Literacy Caucus (MS Word doc)
September 8, 2008

 New WHF and WHF Foundation Board of Directors Announced
July 23, 2008

Treasury Secretary Henry M. Paulson, Jr. spoke at the WHF Annual Meeting - July 2008

Secretary Paulson remarks on Markets and Economy - Secretary of Treasury Henry M. Paulson, Jr.'s speech at the WHF Annual Meeting
Paulson, Bair Want System for Investment Bank Closure -  '"We must limit the perception that some institutions are either too big or too interconnected to fail,'' Paulson said at the Women in Housing and Finance annual luncheon.'

Treasury's Paulson says energy prices could prolong economic slowdown 

Treasury's Paulson Says More Liquidity to Financial Institutions to Come

U.S. Treasury Head Pushes Oversight Changes

Oil, housing may delay U.S. Recovery: Paulson

The March 2008 WHF Public Policy Luncheon featured Gigi Hyland

NCUA board member Gigi Hyland addresses a Women and Housing and Finance luncheon in Washington. Her topic: foreclosure mitigation counseling program grants distributed through NeighborWorks America.
March 26, 2008

WHF held a joint luncheon with the Exchequer Club with featured speaker Federal Reserve Chairman Ben S. Bernanke

Reuters video

Chairman Ben S. Bernanke's January 10 Speech at the Joint WHF and Exchequers Event

2007 Press


Treasury Assistant Secretary David Nason Remarks before the Women in Housing and Finance,
October 30, 2007

The WHF March Luncheon featuring Sara Kelsey of the FDIC was featured in Reuters News.

U.S. FDIC says subprime parties will not go unscathed,
March 28, 2007

Bernanke allays subprime fears, Beazer faces probe,
March 28, 2007

The WHF and Exchequer Club Luncheon featuring John Dugan of the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency was featured in American Banker:

OCC Offers Help with Auditors,
January 18, 2007

The WHF Luncheon featuring Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA) was featured in Dow Jones Newswire:

US Rep Maxine Waters To Push HUD, Banks On Housing,
January 9, 2007


2006 WHF Press Archive

2005 WHF Press Archive

2004 WHF Press Archive

2003 WHF Press Archive