Paulson appoints rescue CFO

US Treasury secretary Hank Paulson has appointed an interim CFO to the newly
created Office of Financial Stability.

Thomas Bloom was given the role yesterday, according to, and is
currently chief financial officer for the Office of the Comptroller of the

Paulson has been making new appointments since the role of the financial
stability office was broadened to include the administration of the $700bn
rescue package. Bloom was formerly CFO at the US defence department.

He will report to Neel Kashkari whose appointment is still to receive
approval from the Senate. Kashkari is a former vice president at Goldman Sachs.

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