The Federal Reserve Bank of New York works to promote sound and well-functioning financial systems and markets through its provision of industry and payment services, advancement of infrastructure reform in key markets and training and educational support to international institutions.
The Outreach and Education function engages, empowers and educates the Second District communities that the Bank serves, especially civic leaders, students, educators, small business owners, policymakers and the general public. It furthers the Bank's commitment to the region by listening to the communities we serve and leveraging our unique attributes to positively impact school and university programs, as well as analysis and research.
Statement Regarding Planned Purchases of Agency Debt
September 19, 2008
The Federal Reserve has announced that the Open Market Trading Desk (Desk) will begin purchasing short-term debt obligations issued by Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac and the Federal Home Loan Banks in the secondary market for the System Open Market Account.
Similar to secondary market purchases of Treasury securities, purchases of Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac and Federal Home Loan Bank debt will be conducted with the Federal Reserve’s primary dealers through a series of competitive auctions via the Desk's FedTrade system. A series of purchase operations are planned over the next several weeks.