U.S. Office of Financial Research

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U.S. Office of Financial Research
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Founded 2010
Headquarters Washington, DC

The Office of Financial Research (OFR) was established by Title I of the Dodd-Frank Act, in order to "improve the quality of financial data available to policymakers and facilitate more robust and sophisticated analysis of the financial system."[1] The OFR, which is housed within the U.S. Department of the Treasury, is working inconjunction with the Financial Stability Oversight Council (FSOC) and regulators such as the SEC and CFTC to standardize data and identify systemic vulnerabilities. [2]

The OFR, which exists within the U.S. Department of the Treasury, also includes the Research and Analysis Center, which leads, monitors, and disseminates research to support the regulation of financial sector.

In January 2013, the OFR appointed Richard Berner as its first director.

References

  1. Office of Financial Research (OFR). U.S. Department of the Treasury.
  2. Office of Financial Research (OFR) Frequently Asked Questions. U.S. Department of the Treasury.