90 Miles From Tyranny : The Fed fears disaster in NYC, so it’s bulking up in Chicago

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

The Fed fears disaster in NYC, so it’s bulking up in Chicago

The New York branch of the U.S. Federal Reserve, wary that a natural disaster or other eventuality could shut down its market operations as it approaches an interest rate hike, has added staff and bulked up its satellite office in Chicago.

Some market technicians have transferred from New York and others were hired at the office housed in the Chicago Fed, according to several people familiar with the build-out that began about two years ago, after Hurricane Sandy struck Manhattan.

Officials believe the Chicago staffers can now handle all of the market operations that are done daily out of the New York Fed, which is the U.S. central bank’s main conduit to Wall Street.
The satellite office in the Midwest readies the New York Fed for perhaps the most delicate U.S. interest-rate hike ever. With rates having been near zero for more than six years, and markets flooded with reserves, the Fed will rely on...
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1 comment:

  1. Could they be trying to tell us something?

    PS What makes them think Chi-town is safe? Isn't Tippytoes running it?

    Doesn't IS have a camp across the river from El Paso?


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