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Conversations with the St. Louis Fed March 27, 2020

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In order to maintain consistent two-way communications throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, the St. Louis Fed launched a weekly teleconference series for all state member banks in the Federal Reserve’s Eighth District. This teleconference brings together the leadership from the St. Louis Fed’s Supervision Division to answer your questions and share their thoughts on questions received directly from our member banks during the week. We also discuss current regulatory guidance related to the pandemic.  To make sure each session meets your needs, we’re asking that you send us your questions in advance of each session. Please email us at conversations@stls.frb.org

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2019 Conversations with the St. Louis Fed

In 2019, Julie Stackhouse and other leaders in Supervision hosted the "Conversations with the St. Louis Fed" program live from seven locations in the Federal Reserve’s Eighth District. These events were held in the following locations:

April 11 Elizabethtown, Ky.
June 14 St. Louis, Mo.
Aug. 6 Mount Vernon, Ill.
Aug. 21 Memphis, Tenn.
Sept. 12 Bentonville, Ark.
Oct. 16 Little Rock, Ark.
Dec. 4 Jefferson City, Mo.

The Conversations with the St. Louis Fed, Live! program is designed as an open forum to address questions from Eighth District state member banks on key supervisory and regulatory topics. Julie and her team will be ready to cover a range of topics, from financial technology (fintech), cybersecurity and liquidity to CECL and CRA.

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Commercial Real Estate in the Eighth District

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The “Commercial Real Estate in the 8th Federal Reserve District" session will focus on Commercial Real Estate (CRE) in the 8th Federal Reserve District and Nashville MSA. Real estate expert Brian Bailey from the Atlanta Fed will provide an update on CRE conditions, including CRE concentrations, trends,  and hot/cool spots.


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What's Driving the Neutral Real Interest Rate?

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“What’s Driving the Neutral Real Rate?" After years of near zero short-term interest rates—and real (inflation-adjusted) interest rates substantially below zero--, the Federal Reserve has begun to slowly raise the federal funds policy rate. Financial markets expect the Fed to continue raising the fed funds rate over the next few years, slowly erasing the accommodative monetary policy that has been in place since the financial crisis. 

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