Archive for Monday, October 13, 2008

Bank chief to give Chandler lecture

October 13, 2008


Andrew J. Jetter, president and chief executive of the Federal Home Loan Bank of Topeka, will speak this month at Kansas University about the future of housing finance.

Jetter will be the speaker for the 2008 Anderson Chandler Lecture sponsored by the KU School of Business. It will be at 7 p.m. Oct. 28 at the Lied Center on West Campus. His lecture is titled "Looking Ahead: The Future of Housing Finance in America."

FHLB is a $60 billion central bank providing liquidity and other banking services to more than 850 commercial banks, thrifts, credit unions and life insurance companies in the central United States.

The lecture is open to the public.

After the lecture a dessert reception will be given in the Seymour Gallery at the center. Reservations are required. Call Monica Lemmons, 864-7369, or send an e-mail to Reservations must be made by Friday.


Phaedrus Cj 9 years, 8 months ago

Thrifts are not at the center of the current meltdown. Almost all of the current melt down is attributed to the non regulated financial institutions and Fannie and Freddie's purchase of loans originated by non regulated financial institutions. Lehman, Bear Stearns et al are not or were not thrifts and were not regulated not the same way that your local commercial bank or savings and loan is regulated. The FHLBank provides financing only to these regulated financial institutions.

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