Inside the OFR

About Us

The Office of Financial Research (OFR) helps to promote financial stability by looking across the financial system to measure and analyze risks, perform essential research, and collect and standardize financial data.

Our job is to shine a light in the dark corners of the financial system to see where risks are going, assess how much of a threat they might pose, and provide policymakers with financial analysis, information, and evaluation of policy tools to mitigate them.

The Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act of 2010 (P.L. 111-203) established the OFR principally to support the Financial Stability Oversight Council and its member agencies.

The OFR has a director appointed by the President and confirmed by the Senate, and an organization built around a Research and Analysis Center, and a Data Center.


Promote financial stability by delivering high-quality financial data, standards and analysis principally to support the Financial Stability Oversight Council and its member agencies.


A transparent, accountable, and resilient financial system.

Contact Us

Congressional inquiries
Media inquiries
Small Business Specialist
Office of Financial Research
U.S. Department of the Treasury
717 14th Street, NW
Washington, DC 20220
OFR New York
290 Broadway
Floor 13
New York, NY 10007

Congressional Justification

Treasury publishes its annual performance plan and report as a part of its congressional budget justification, which includes the high-level results from its internal strategic reviews. As an Office within Treasury can be found on Treasury’s budget documents page.

Open Government Initiative

Treasury is Committed to Open Government. Implementation of the Open Government Directive is a major step in creating a culture of transparency, participation, and collaboration in government operations, opening new lines of communication and cooperation between the government and the American people.

Learn more about Treasury’s Open Government Initiative

Information Quality Guidelines

The Department of the Treasury disseminates a variety of information to the public. Section 515 of the Treasury and General Government Appropriations Act for Fiscal Year 2001 [Public Law 106-554] requires Federal agencies to issue guidelines ensuring and maximizing the quality, utility, objectivity, and integrity of disseminated information.

Learn more about Treasury’s information quality guidelines