Published: Tue, February 06, 2018
Global News | By Stacy Ballard

Departing US Fed Chair Yellen To Join Think Tank Brookings Institute

Departing US Fed Chair Yellen To Join Think Tank Brookings Institute

S. central bank on Friday made it harder for Chief Executive Tim Sloan to ramp up lending with a rare, company-wide bar on Wells Fargo growing past the $1.95 trillion in assets it held at the end of previous year.

Wells Fargo stated that the company is confident it will satisfy the requirements of the consent order it entered into with with the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System.

It also announced that until the bank proves its compliance and obedience of governance rules, it is prohibited from growing past its end of 2017 size. She is the first Fed leader not to be given the chance to serve a second term in four decades.

Janet Yellen, head of the US?Federal Reserve for the past four years, will join the Brookings Institution next week as a fellow in economic studies, the think tank said Friday.

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Sloan said on Friday that the cap will cut the bank's annual profit by about $300 million to $400 million this year, equivalent to less than 2 percent of the profit it generated last year - not a big financial hit. She's following in the footsteps of her predecessor at the Fed, Ben Bernanke, who joined Brookings in 2014.

Once the Fed approves those plans, Wells will hire third-party consultants to review them and monitor its progress until the regulator is satisfied.

"The firm has much to do to gain back the trust of its clients, managers, financial specialists and people in general", Yellen told the legislator. She argued the Fed could leave its key policy rate at a record low near zero for far longer than had previously been thought prudent.

The Fed made no note of any abuses that were new by Wells Fargo in the statement and neither of the releases by the Fed mentioned specific names of bank board members who, would be leaving. "The enforcement action we are taking today will ensure that Wells Fargo will not expand until it is able to do so safely and with the protections needed to manage all of its risks and protect its customers".

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While its banking industry rivals grown, the Fed sanctions will hold Well's Fargo's total consolidated assets to the $2 trillion level measured as of December 31, 2017.

Late previous year, the OCC told the bank's board that authorities may take additional enforcement actions over the auto insurance and mortgage improprieties, people familiar with the situation said.

"The firm's lack of effective oversight and control of compliance and operational risks contributed in material ways to the substantial harm suffered", the Fed's supervision director, Michael Gibson, said in a separate letter to the board.

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