On May 11, 2016 the US Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System announced that the Office of Financial Policy and Research has been renamed as the Division of Financial Stability and designated as a division of the Federal Reserve. Federal Reserve economist Nellie Liang, who was appointed to establish the office in November 2010, will stay on as director. The Division of Financial Stability is responsible for the Federal Reserve’s work on financial stability, including coordinating its interagency and international work, and its role as a member of the Financial Stability Oversight Council and the Financial Stability Board. According to the press release, the change reflects the growth in responsibilities and staffing of the Division.

The press release is available at: http://www.federalreserve.gov/newsevents/press/other/20160511a.htm