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What is hiking?
April enjoys this outdoor activity, weather permitting.
100
What is the The Best Sandwich Place?
This sandwich shop, which also goes by the acronym TBSP, is a common lunch spot close to 1850 K Street.
100
Who is Sarah Bloom Raskin?
President Biden's first nominee for Vice Chair of Supervision.
100
Bank Holding Company
BHC is an acronym for this term.
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What is a Ponzi Scheme?
A form of fraud that lures in new investors by promising high returns, and pays earlier investors using funds deposited by later investors.
200
What are the Philadelphia Eagles?
Chad is primarily a fan of this football team.
200
What is the Bottom Line?
This underground pub on I Street is an occasional destination for office happy hours.
200
What is seven?
The number of seats on the Board of Governors.
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Bank Secrecy Act/Anti Money-Laundering
BSA/AML is an acronym for this series of regulations.
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What is trade surveillance?
Communicating trading activity on unauthorized platforms such as personal texts/emails can constitute a violation of this safeguard against market manipulation.
300
What is Florida?
Tiffany lived in this state before moving to DC.
300
What is Brutalism?
The International Square building is an example of this architectural style.
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What is the Dodd-Frank Act?
This legislation established the position of Vice Chair of Supervision.
300
What is the System Fintech Supervision Program?
SFSP is an acronym for this working group.
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What is sanctions evasion? (Will also accept money laundering).
Obscuring the origin or destination of funds linked to high-risk states such as Venezuela, Iran, or Russia constitutes a form of this financial crime.
400
Where is Kazakhstan?
Caro has lived in the Central Asian country.
400
What are the 4th, 7th, 8th, and 12th floors?
The Federal Reserve leases these floors of the 1850 K Street building.
400
What is St. Louis, Kansas City, Cleveland, and Boston?
The FOMC currently includes the rotating Reserve Bank heads of these four regional banks.
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Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunication.
SWIFT is an acronym for this financial messaging organization.
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What is wrong-way risk?
This form of risk occurs when credit exposure to a counterparty increases together with the risk of the counterparty's default.
500
Who are Phil, Harper, and Katherine?
These three LISCC staffers are currently enrolled in part-time Masters programs.
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What are CBRE, Tishman Speyer, Milbank, and First American?
These are the other non-Fed tenants of the 12th floor.
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What is "K"?
The middle initial of the first Vice Chair for Supervision.
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What is Capital adequacy, Asset quality, Management, Earnings, Liquidity, Sensitivity to market risk?
CAMELS is an acronym for these five rating components.
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