Financial Markets and Institutions:
Financial Institutions and Markets Issue Area Plan for Fiscal Years 1999-2001
IAP-98-22, Sep 1, 1998
GAO presented its Financial Institutions and Markets issue area plan for fiscal years 1999-2001.
GAO plans to assess the: (1) regulatory framework for ensuring financial system integrity and the government's role in fostering an efficient financial services industry and competitive financial markets; (2) oversight of listing procedures by self-regulatory organizations, banks' experience in implementing on-line banking, oversight of derivatives sales practices, and operations of the Office of Federal Housing Enterprise Oversight; and (3) draft strategic plans of several regulatory agencies. The principal issues in GAO's financial institutions and markets area are: (1) maintaining a stable financial system; (2) ensuring efficiently functioning markets; (3) increasing regulatory efficiency; (4) ensuring fair access to financial services; and (5) adapting to change and innovation.