Ed DeMarco

Senior Fellow in Residence, The Milken Institute’s Center for Financial Markets

Ed DeMarco is a senior fellow in residence at the Milken Institute Center for Financial Markets where he researches issues involving housing finance, housing policy, and financial institution regulation.  He is a widely sought-after expert and frequent public speaker on housing finance. In 2015 he was a Visiting Professor at the Owen Graduate School of Management at Vanderbilt University. From 2009 to 2014 DeMarco served as Acting Director of the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA), the conservator for Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac and regulator of those companies and the Federal Home Loan Banks. He was named HousingWIre Magazine’s Person of the Year in 2012 for his impact on housing finance. Prior to being Acting Director, DeMarco was the COO and Senior Deputy Director of FHFA and its predecessor agency from 2006 to 2009. DeMarco’s federal service also included the Social Security Administration (2003 to 2006) where he was Assistant Deputy Commissioner for Policy, the Treasury Department (1994 to 2003) where he was Director of the Office of Financial Institutions Policy, and the U.S. General Accounting Office (1986 to 1994).