The location of the National Credit Union Administration suits its place in the hierarchy of U.S. financial regulators. Unlike its better-known peers, which are all clustered near the Capitol or the White House, the agency is a 20-minute drive from downtown Washington in good traffic.
Energy Future Holdings Corp., the power producer taken private in the biggest-ever leveraged buyout, moved a step closer to a bankruptcy plan after a key creditor neared a reorganization agreement, according to two people with knowledge of the talks.
Money-market mutual funds would be forced to create capital buffers equaling 1 percent to 3 percent of assets to protect against losses under a plan now favored by staff at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, according to three people briefed on the regulator’s deliberations.
As Energy Future Holdings Corp.’s board met last month to plan for bankruptcy, representatives of every influential creditor from Apollo Global Management LLC to Oaktree Capital Group LLC filed into a New York law office, except one.