Week ahead: Powell testifies, Fed governors give speeches, NCUA releases Nov. 21 board agenda

Testimony by the nation’s top central banker, a second webinar for credit unions interested in government-backed small-business lending, release of a Nov. 21 credit union regulatory board meeting agenda and more are on federal financial regulators’ schedule in the coming week, and that’s after having Monday off for Veterans Day.

Here’s a look at what’s ahead:

Federal Reserve Board Gov. Richard Clarida gives remarks Tuesday on monetary policy, price stability, and bond yield during the “High-Level Conference on Global Risk, Uncertainty, And Volatility,” cosponsored by the Bank for International Settlements, the Fed Board, and the Swiss National Bank, Rüschlikon, Switzerland. It’ll start the morning right; Clarida speaks at 5:30 a.m. (Watch it live.)

On Wednesday, Fed Chair Jerome H. (“Jay”) Powell will testify on the economic outlook before the congressional Joint Economic Committee during a hearing set to begin at 11 a.m.

Credit unions are the intended audience of a webinar hosted jointly on Wednesday by the Small Business Administration (SBA) and National Credit Union Administration (NCUA). This will be the second in a series of webinars focusing on SBA programs and aimed at credit unions that participate, or are interested in participating, in these programs. The webinar is slated for 2 p.m. and expected to last one hour. Register here.

Pre-recorded welcoming remarks from Fed Vice Chair for Supervision Randal Quarles will be delivered across the globe, via video, on Thursday at 5:30 a.m. for the International Association of Insurance Supervisors’ (IAIS) 26th Annual Conference, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. Meanwhile, Clarida is set to discuss the Fed’s review of its monetary policy strategy, tools, and communication practices during a 9:10 a.m. address before the Cato Institute’s 37th Annual Monetary Conference, Washington, D.C. (Watch it live.)

At 10 a.m. Thursday, Powell is back on Capitol Hill to give the central bank’s perspective on the economic outlook, this time before a House Budget Committee hearing.

Thursday afternoon – around 3 p.m. – the NCUA will post the agenda for its Nov. 21 open board meeting.

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