By: Economic & Finance Report
Former Fed President of Richmond’s Federal Reserve Bank, Jeffrey Lacker has resigned today; effective immediately. Richmond’s Federal Reserve Bank had issued a statement about the resignation of Lacker. The head of Richmond’s Federal Reserve, Mr. Jeffrey Lacker had improper discussions with a financial analyst from Medley Global Advisors, on “confidential information” relating to Federal Reserve’s interest rate policy.
There was an ongoing investigation that the Federal Reserve Inspector General, Mark Bialek just concluded. No charges will be brought on Mr. Lacker, but he has lost his job as Richmond’s Federal Reserve point man. Mr. Bialek’s investigation started in 2012, when information of private Federal Reserve information had leaked.
Many members of the US Congress have been critical on the prudence of the US Federal Reserve, and this episode certainly adds fuel to the fire, members in Congress have stated on numerous occasions that there is a lack of transparency; within the Federal Reserve’s fiscal policies and initiatives. -SB