On March 27, 2019, Comptroller Joseph Otting was the speaker at the inaugural Meet the Policymakers Forum sponsored by George Mason University’s Antonin Scalia Law School’s Financial Services Regulation Law Concentration and the Law & Economics Center’s Program on Financial Regulation & Technology.
Comptroller Otting opened the evening with a discussion of President Trump’s Executive Memorandum issued just several hours earlier on Federal Housing Finance Reform and termination of the conservatorships of the secondary housing finance giants, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. He also covered a range of other topics, including the Federal and state roles in the development and deployment of FinTech, plans for further consideration of Community Reinvestment Act modernization, and opportunities for improvements to the anti-money laundering regime, in an armchair conversation with Professor Thomas Vartanian who is Executive Director. Mr. Otting also responded to questions from law students and other members of the audience.
We appreciated the Comptroller taking the time to share his vision of the future of financial regulation and financial services with the Law School community.
See below for video and photos from the event!