WASHINGTON – Former Federal Housing Finance Agency acting chief Edward DeMarco will leave the government-sponsored enterprise regulator next month, the FHFA announced Monday.

DeMarco ran Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac’s regulator on an acting basis for nearly five years ending this past January, when Melvin Watt was sworn as the FHFA’s Senate-confirmed director. DeMarco, who had played a key role managing GSE policy during the two mortgage giants’ conservatorships, has remained at the agency as senior deputy director to help manage the transition to Watt’s leadership.

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