Editor’s note: New York Fed President John C. Williams prepared the following remarks for delivery on Friday, September 29 as part of a regional visit to Long Island. The regional visit was canceled, and the speech was not delivered publicly, but we have published the text here at the originally scheduled time.
In July 2023, the SEC issued a new set of reforms for the U.S. money market fund (MMF) industry. The reforms increase the amount of daily and weekly liquid assets a fund must hold, eliminate the link between weekly liquid assets (WLA) and the option to impose liquidity fees and redemption gates, and introduce a dynamic liquidity fee. This article describes some of the most important provisions of the reforms.
From artificial intelligence to digital assets, innovation is all the talk in finance. But as we think about the benefits of innovation and new financial products, it’s important to heed the lessons of the past. A particularly instructive example is the story of the London interbank offered rate, otherwise known as LIBOR.
Key Takeaways from the 2023 Financial Innovations Roundtable on Climate, Equity, and the Social Drivers of Health
The New York Fed and the Center for Impact Finance at University of New Hampshire’s Carsey School of Public Policy brought together leaders from the climate, health, and community development finance sectors for the annual Financial Innovations Roundtable, held in June. The Roundtable was part of an ongoing collaboration between the New York Fed and the Carsey School that aims to identify innovative ways to fund improvements in low- and moderate-income communities.
On Monday, August 7, The New York Times published a transcript of an interview with New York Fed President John Williams. In it, he discussed inflation, the labor market, and his outlook for monetary policy.
About 1,800 students, teachers, and chaperones from the Newark public school system visited the New York Fed’s Museum & Learning Center over three months this spring. The visits were part of the New York Fed’s outreach efforts to engage every seventh-grade class in the New Jersey school district, the third largest in the New York Fed’s Second District after New York City and Puerto Rico.
On June 20, the New York Fed hosted a half-day conference focused on culture in financial services. The event was part of the Governance and Culture Reform initiative’s ongoing efforts to understand and influence industry norms to help create a safer and more trustworthy banking sector. Here are the key themes that emerged during the day’s discussions:
On Tuesday, July 11, The Financial Times published the transcript of an interview with New York Fed President John Williams. In it, he discussed inflation, the labor market, and his economic outlook.
On March 15, the Federal Reserve announced that the FedNow Service will launch in July 2023. FedNow will “facilitate nationwide reach of instant payment services by financial institutions—regardless of size or geographic location—around the clock, every day of the year.” But what exactly is the FedNow Service, and what does it do? In this article, we describe FedNow at a high level, offer answers to common and anticipated questions about the service, and explain how it will support the provision of instant payment services in the United States.