The Office of Thrift Supervision has hired Kenneth F. Ryder Jr. away from the Office of Management and Budget. He is now the thrift agency's director for research and analysis, a position created in a recent restructuring.

Washington hands assume Mr. Ryder was in hot demand at the OTS to help the agency weather the storm it anticipates over deposit insurance premiums. The Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. has proposed keeping thrift premiums six times higher than bank premiums by late this year.

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