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Sheila Bair


  • Council urges tighter capital standards for US banks Friday, 5 Oct 2012 | 12:02 AM ET

    The Systemic Risk Council, led by former Federal Deposit Insurance Corp Chairman Sheila Bair, in a letter on Thursday urged top U.S. regulators to implement so-called Basel III standards more quickly, to include a stricter limit on leverage in large banks and reduce the exposure of banks to each other.

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    A fundamental clash of philosophies ran throughout the response to the financial crisis, Sheila Bair, former head of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp., told CNBC’s "Power Lunch" on Tuesday.

  • Bair: Geithner Did What He Thought Was Right   Tuesday, 25 Sep 2012 | 1:23 PM ET
    Bair: Geithner Did What He Thought Was Right

    Former FDIC Chairman Sheila Bair discusses her new book called, "Bull By the Horns," and shares her perspective on the financial crisis. "I think [Timothy Geithner] did what he thought was right, it's just that we had a profoundly different philosophical disagreement," she says.

  • More Fed Easing Won’t Push Banks to Lend: Bair Monday, 10 Sep 2012 | 11:16 AM ET
    Sheila Bair

    Additional easing from the Federal Reserve won’t result in more bank lending, Sheila Bair, the former chair of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp., told CNBC’s “Squawk Box” on Monday.

  • Bair Worries About Inflation Risk   Monday, 10 Sep 2012 | 7:49 AM ET
    Bair Worries About Inflation Risk

    Former chair of the FDIC, Sheila Bair, continues her discussion on regulations; the future of the euro; and whether the Fed will be able to deal with inflation.

  • Time to Break Up the Big Banks?   Monday, 10 Sep 2012 | 7:31 AM ET
    Time to Break Up the Big Banks?

    Former chair of the FDIC, Sheila Bair, discusses how Dodd-Frank legislation gave regulators a process to deal with insolvent banks and weighs in on whether TARP worked.

  • Happy Birthday, Dodd-Frank!   Friday, 20 Jul 2012 | 7:14 AM ET
    Happy Birthday, Dodd-Frank!

    Former FDIC chairwoman, Sheila Bair talks about the Libor scandal, regulatory reform and why banks need to put more of their own money at risk.

  • Bair on Averting a European Bank Run   Wednesday, 11 Jul 2012 | 7:31 AM ET
    Bair on Averting a European Bank Run

    Former chair of the FDIC, Sheila Bair, discusses the looming fiscal fiasco in Europe; JPMorgan's trading losses; and weighs in on Barclays rate fixing scandal.

  • Time to Break Up Big Banks?   Friday, 11 May 2012 | 3:13 PM ET
    Time to Break Up Big Banks?

    Regulators should encourage big banks to restructure themselves, says Sheila Bair, Pew Charitable Trusts and former FDIC chair, explaining why she sees the U.S. banking system as "vulnerable."

  • Not All Risks Addressed in Stress Tests: Sheila Bair Wednesday, 14 Mar 2012 | 6:09 PM ET

    The latest stress test results showed banks are stronger but didn't detail all the risks to investors, Sheila Bair, the former head of the FDIC, told CNBC.

  • Sheila Bair on Banks, Economy & Oversight   Wednesday, 14 Mar 2012 | 4:33 PM ET
    Sheila Bair on Banks, Economy & Oversight

    Sheila Bair, former FDIC chair, says stress tests are good, but they cannot substitute capital rules. She also explains why money market funds remain at risk and require more oversight, with CNBC's Maria Bartiromo.

  • Shelia Bair Concerned About Euro Zone Recession Thursday, 2 Feb 2012 | 3:43 PM ET

    Former FDIC Chair Sheila Bair said Thursday she believed Europe was heading into a recession, but she sounded confident about U.S. banks.

  • ECB's Draghi Doing What He Needs To   Thursday, 2 Feb 2012 | 12:20 PM ET
    ECB's Draghi Doing What He Needs To

    Sheila Bair, Pew Charitable Trusts and former FDIC chairman, discusses Europe's debt problems and says she doesn't see any sudden shocks out of Europe but the banks should have mandated higher capital. Also, the Fast Money traders weigh in on U.S. banks and whether the recent rally indicates banks are stable.

  • Bair: Time to Break Up the Big Banks   Friday, 20 Jan 2012 | 4:33 PM ET
    Bair: Time to Break Up the Big Banks

    Sheila Bair, former FDIC chair, discusses the Volcker Rule; the FDIC's stress test plan; and why, she believes it's time to break up the "too big to fail" banks.

  • The Mortgage Lending Lies Continue Monday, 5 Dec 2011 | 2:35 PM ET
    Sheila Bair

    Every now and then I like to imagine a day on which everyone will have finally understood the contribution of the Community Reinvestment Act to the mortgage crisis.

  • Sheila Bair: Rescuing Bear Stearns Was a Mistake Monday, 11 Jul 2011 | 12:42 PM ET
    FDIC Chairwoman Sheila Bair on CNBC'c Power Lunch

    In the panicky days of September 2008, a kind of conventional wisdom grew up in the minds of almost all of the Serious People. The failure to "rescue" Lehman Brothers, according to the Con Wiz, was an especially bad mistake on the part of regulators. The government should have arranged a distressed sale by back-stopping Lehman's assets against losses.

  • Uncertain Leadership Strains Financial Overhaul Friday, 13 May 2011 | 7:59 AM ET
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    As temporary leaders overhaul regulations, concerns are rising about their vulnerability to political pressure, the New York Times reports.

  • FDIC Head Bair to Step Down Effective July 8 Monday, 9 May 2011 | 3:24 PM ET
    Sheila Bair

    Sheila Bair is stepping down as chairman of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. this summer, ending a five-year term in which she helped craft the government's response to the 2008 financial crisis.

  • The FDIC Introduces New Risk Rules for Banks Tuesday, 29 Mar 2011 | 12:16 PM ET

    The new risk retention rules proposed by regulators today are far more stringent than major banks had hoped they would be.

  • New Mortgage Rule Will Restore Confidence: Bair Monday, 28 Mar 2011 | 5:50 PM ET

    A controversial new rule that will require banks to retain risk on the mortgages they securitize will help bring back investor confidence in the market, FDIC chair Sheila Bair told CNBC Monday.