Geithner: Perspectives on the US financial system

In a speech on 'Perspectives on the U.S. Financial System' given on 27 May, Timothy Geithner of the New York Fed said banking supervisors are engaged in a never-ending "arms race" with the increasingly complex financial system they are supposed to regulate.

"Borrowers and lenders were less overextended relative to past periods, despite the sustained period of accommodative financial conditions," he said.

But he warned that there could be hidden risks. While risk management in the financial

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