CCH Securities Analyst Issues White Paper on New Regulatory Regime for Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac

(RIVERWOODS, ILL., July 29, 2008) – CCH Principal Securities Analyst James Hamilton, JD, LLM has issued a new white paper: Congress Overhauls Regulatory Regime for Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. CCH, a leading provider of securities law information, is part of the Wolters Kluwer Law & Business group.

In the white paper, Hamilton thoroughly and clearly examines the many provisions of the recently enacted Housing and Economic Recovery Act affecting Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac and the Federal Home Loan Banks. These include the creation of a new independent unified federal regulator and oversight board. The government-sponsored enterprises will be SEC reporting companies; and Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac will be subject to SEC proxy and insider reporting rules. The Federal Home Loan Banks will have to comply with Sarbanes-Oxley independent audit committee mandates.

Hamilton is a prolific blogger on current issues in the securities field. Jim Hamilton’s World of Securities Regulation can be found at

His analysis of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act, the Sarbanes-Oxley Manual: A Handbook for the Act and SEC Rules, is considered a definitive explanation of the Act. In addition to his many books and articles, Hamilton serves as a leading contributor to the industry-standard publication, the CCH Federal Securities Law Reporter.

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