Dodd Frank Act News

MetLife, U.S. Renew Court Battle Over ‘Too Big to Fail’

The U.S. government and the country’s largest life insurer are set for a rematch in a U.S. appeals court on Monday over how federal regulators decide a company is “too big to fail,” one of the most significant reforms to …

Republican Platform Under Trump: Reinstate Glass-Steagall, Go Slow on Trade Pacts

Republican National Convention delegates approved a platform Monday that calls for reinstating the Glass-Steagall Act and scaling back the Dodd-Frank financial overhaul, calling it the Democrats’ “legislative Godzilla.” The Glass-Steagall measure puts presumptive presidential nominee Donald Trump and his party in the company …

Authors, Backers of Dodd-Frank Criticize Court for Cutting MetLife ‘Too-Big-To-Fail’ Tag

A federal court’s striking down of the government’s designation of insurer MetLife Inc as “too-big-to-fail” could undermine efforts to head off another financial crisis, authors of the landmark Dodd-Frank Wall Street reform law said. In a brief filed on Thursday …

Reuters Special Report: U.S. Banks Book Trades Abroad to Bypass U.S. Regulation

This spring, traders and analysts working deep in the global swaps markets began picking up peculiar readings: Hundreds of billions of dollars of trades by U.S. banks had seemingly vanished. “We saw strange things in the data,” said Chris Barnes, …

Senate Committee Passes Dodd-Frank Relief Bill Without Democrats

A bill to ease regulations across the U.S. financial sector passed a Senate committee on Thursday with no support from Democrats, in a setback to the largest overhaul of 2010 banking reforms since the rules were put in place. The …

MetLife Executives Appear Before FSOC to Challenge Systemic Risk Tag

MetLife Inc. Chief Executive Officer Steven Kandarian was accompanied by Washington lawyer Eugene Scalia at a hearing Monday to challenge regulators’ proposal to subject the insurer to Federal Reserve oversight, a person with knowledge of the matter said. MetLife Chief …

21 Named to Federal Insurance Advisory Committee

The Treasury Department has named 21 individuals including state regulators, insurance executives, college professors and consumer advocates to serve as members of the Federal Advisory Committee on Insurance (FACI).  The FACI provides advice to the Federal Insurance Office (FIO), which …

AIG, GE Capital Systemic Risk Designations Renewed

The top U.S. regulatory panel tasked with policing the safety of the financial system said on Thursday it is launching a review of potential risks in the asset management industry. But the Financial Stability Oversight Council was unlikely to designate …

How Insurers Would Wind Down If Needed to Avoid Future Bailout

American International Group Inc. and Prudential Financial Inc. told regulators they could divest units and halt policy sales to avoid taking a bailout in a future crisis. AIG, the insurer that repaid a U.S. rescue in 2012, and Prudential, which …

Conn. Gov.: When It Comes to Insurance Regulation, States Are Here to Stay

Speaking at the National Association of Insurance Commissioners’ International Insurance Forum, Connecticut Gov. Dannel P. Malloy told a crowd of U.S. and international regulators and insurance representatives that when it comes to insurance regulation, states are “here are stay” and …