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Government-Sponsored Enterprises: Federal Oversight Needed for Nonmortgage Investments
GGD-98-48: Published: Mar 11, 1998. Publicly Released: Mar 25, 1998.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the nonmortgage investment activities at 3 government-sponsored enterprises (GSEs)--the Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation (Freddie Mac), the Federal National Mortgage Association (Fannie Mae), and the Federal Agricultural Mortgage Corporation (Farmer Mac)--focusing on the: (1) enterprises' legal authority for making nonmortgage investments and...
Financial Institutions and Markets Issue Area Plan--Fiscal Years 1997-98
IAP-96-11: Published: May 1, 1996. Publicly Released: May 1, 1996.
GAO presented its Financial Institutions and Markets issue area plan for fiscal years 1997 through 1998.GAO plans to: (1) identify how financial institutions, markets, and regulatory agencies respond to the changing demands and technological advances of the global marketplace; (2) evaluate existing laws' impact on market efficiency, competition, and U.S. financial institutions; (3) improve the reg...
Failed Thrifts: Better Controls Needed Over Furniture, Fixtures, and Equipment
GGD-90-87: Published: May 25, 1990. Publicly Released: Jun 18, 1990.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO determined whether the Federal Savings and Loan Insurance Corporation (FSLIC): (1) efficiently and effectively disposed of furniture, fixtures, and equipment (FF&E) for thrift receiverships under its Southwest Plan; and (2) appropriately took various receiverships' FF&E to furnish a regional FSLIC office.GAO found that: (1) after deducting expenses, FSLIC r...
Risks and Oversight of Government Sponsored Enterprises
T-GGD-90-42: Published: May 15, 1990. Publicly Released: May 15, 1990.
GAO discussed government-sponsored enterprises' (GSE) operations, potential for failure, and federal oversight. GAO noted that: (1) farm credit banks reported profits in 1988 and 1989 after 3 years of losses, but the farm credit system's health heavily relied on the general state of agriculture; (2) while federal home loan banks historically presented little risk of failure, future profitability w...
Regulatory Agencies: Administrative Expenses at FHLBB and FRB for 1985 and 1986
AFMD-88-33: Published: Jun 15, 1988. Publicly Released: Jun 22, 1988.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Federal Home Loan Bank Board (FHLBB) and the Federal Reserve Board (FRB) to determine: (1) the policies and procedures governing their administrative expenses and their compliance with them; (2) applicable laws and regulations; and (3) their budget and related disclosure processes.GAO found that FHLBB: (1) illegally augmented its budget auth...
Issues Involving FHLBB Accountability and Control Policies
AFMD-88-57: Published: May 20, 1988. Publicly Released: May 20, 1988.
GAO reviewed the Federal Savings and Loan Insurance Corporation's (FSLIC) financial policies.GAO found that: (1) although FSLIC began a policy of issuing notes in connection with many of its resolution actions, there were few controls over the total amount of notes it could issue or the resultant commitment of federal money; (2) FSLIC has also begun to issue more substantial amounts of long-term y...
Financial Institution Regulatory Agencies Should Perform Internal Audit Reviews of Their Examination and Supervision Activities
GGD-82-5: Published: Oct 19, 1981. Publicly Released: Oct 19, 1981.
GAO conducted a series of reviews of the internal audit organizations and functions at the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, the Federal Home Loan Board, the National Credit Union Administration, the Federal Reserve System, the Office the of Comptroller of the Currency, and the Farm Credit Administration to ensure that the agencies' activities were receiving adequate internal audit scrutiny.T...
Federal Examinations of Financial Institutions: Issues That Need To Be Resolved
GGD-81-12: Published: Jan 6, 1981. Publicly Released: Jan 6, 1981.
Key issues were identified which the Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council (Council) must address if it is to be successful in developing uniform examination principles and standards. Examination philosophies and practices followed by five Federal regulatory agencies in examining financial institutions were described and the effects and differences of the practices noted. The five age...