Fed: Bank Breakups Need Considering

January 2010
American Banker;1/6/2010, Vol. 175 Issue 3, p16
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The article discusses the breaking up of large banks in the U.S. An official of the U.S. Federal Reserve has stated that a method for breaking up banks that are too big to fail should be determined in order to avoid systemic risk posed to the U.S. economy. Thomas Hoenig, president of the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City, suggests banks with $50 million or more of assets or $100 billion or more of assets be taken under management.


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