November 20, 2020
Contact: Brian Finnegan – (212) 441-6877
Larry E. Thompson Re-elected Vice Chairman
of the Federal Home Loan Bank of New York
New York, NY – The Federal Home Loan Bank of New York (FHLBNY) announced today that Larry E. Thompson has been re-elected by its Board of Directors (Board) to serve as the Board’s vice chairman for a two-year term commencing January 1, 2021. Mr. Thompson, who is the former vice chairman of The Depository Trust & Clearing Corporation, has served on the Bank’s Board as an Independent Director since January 1, 2014.
“In my tenure on the Board, it has been incredibly gratifying to see the FHLBNY have a direct, positive impact on the local communities we serve,” said Mr. Thompson. “Over the past year, as our region and our nation have faced the many challenges and uncertainties presented by the pandemic, the FHLBNY has remained a reliable partner to its members and a trusted supporter of these communities. I look forward to continuing the work the Board and management does to strengthen our cooperative.”
“Since joining the Board, Larry has significantly contributed to the growth and success of our franchise through his guidance and leadership, and we are thrilled to have him continue in his role as vice chairman, said José R. González, president and CEO of the FHLBNY. “At the FHLBNY, we are strengthened and supported by an active and engaged Board comprised of dedicated and talented Directors.”
Mr. Thompson currently serves as the vice chairman of the Board, a position he has held since January 1, 2018. He also serves as chairman of the Board’s Risk Committee, as vice chairman of the Board’s Executive Committee, and as a member of the Board’s Corporate Governance and External Affairs Committee. Mr. Thompson also currently chairs a Federal Home Loan Bank System working group on diversity and inclusion.
Mr. Thompson is the former vice chairman of The Depository Trust & Clearing Corporation (DTCC) and chairman of the board of DTCC Deriv/SERV LLC. As vice chairman, Mr. Thompson led DTCC’s public policy engagement with key regulators and lawmakers globally and served as a senior advisor to the firm. He was also a member of the DTCC Management Committee. Mr. Thompson began his legal career with The Depository Trust Company (DTC) as associate counsel in 1981. He was elected vice president and deputy general counsel in 1991, senior vice president in 1993, general counsel of DTC in 1999, managing director and first deputy general counsel of DTCC in 2004, and to general counsel in 2005. Previously, he was a partner in Lake, Bogan, Lenoir, Jones & Thompson. Mr. Thompson began his legal career at Davis Polk & Wardwell. He is a 2005 David Rockefeller Fellow and also former chairman of the Securities Clearing Group and former co-chairman of the Unified Clearing Group.
About the Federal Home Loan Bank of New York
The Federal Home Loan Bank of New York is a Congressionally chartered, wholesale Bank. It is part of the Federal Home Loan Bank System, a national wholesale banking network of 11 regional, stockholder-owned banks. As of September 30, 2020, the FHLBNY serves 321 financial institutions in New Jersey, New York, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. The Federal Home Loan Banks support the efforts of local members to help provide financing for America’s homebuyers.
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