Fed Vice Chair Stan Fischer Unexpectedly Resigns “For Personal Reasons”

Wednesday, September 6, 2017
By Paul Martin

by Tyler Durden
ZeroHedge.com
Sep 6, 2017

In a shocking announcement, the latest rat to abandon the sinking ship – because it is far less fun to navigate the world’s biggest economy when you are raising rates than when injecting trillions – Federal Reserve Vice Chairman Stanley Fischer has announces his decision to step down effective October 13 (Friday), citing “personal reasons” in letter of resignation to President Donald Trump. His term as vice chair was set to expire on June 12, 2018

In the letter, Fischer praises America’s economic growth during his tenure, and says that “informed by the lessons of the recent financial crisis, we have built upon earlier steps to make the financial system stronger and more resilient and better able to provide the credit so vital to the prosperity” of the US.

In one of his last public appearances, Fischer warned about complacency over market risks, and said that the price of “risky assets,” had increased in most major asset markets in recent months, including equities, which now stand in the top quintile of historical distributions.

“the increase in prices of risky assets in most asset markets over the past six months points to a notable uptick in risk appetites
…. Measures of earnings strength, such as the return on assets, continue to approach pre-crisis levels at most banks, although with interest rates being so low, the return on assets might be expected to have declined relative to their pre-crisis levels–and that fact is also a cause for concern.”

Complimenting Fischer, in the Fed’s statement Janet Yellen said that “Stan’s keen insights, grounded in a lifetime of exemplary scholarship and public service, contributed invaluably to our monetary policy deliberations. He represented the Board internationally with distinction and led our efforts to foster financial stability.”

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