Federal Reserve News

AIG, Prudential Financial on Federal Reserve’s List of 15 Firms for Extra Supervision

The Federal Reserve released a list of 15 firms that merit an extra layer of supervision because they pose heightened systemic risks, including JPMorgan Chase & Co. and Bank of America Corp. The tally published on the Fed’s website today …

Insurers Urge Lawmakers Not to Impose Bank Capital Requirements on Industry

Insurance companies will urge U.S. lawmakers today to stop the Federal Reserve from imposing bank- like capital standards on their industry. A provision of the 2010 Dodd-Frank Act that overhauled U.S. financial regulation requires the Fed to set minimum capital …

Greenberg Cautions on Quick Fed Pullback; Prefers Yellen Over Summers

Maurice “Hank” Greenberg, former head of American International Group Inc., said the Federal Reserve could disrupt financial markets by curbing bond buying too quickly and that Janet Yellen would take a measured approach. “It’s got to be done gradually,” Greenberg, …

Senate Bill Gives Federal Reserve Flexibility on Systemically Important Insurers

A bipartisan group of U.S. senators is introducing legislation that would give the Federal Reserve more flexibility in regulating systemically important insurance companies such as American International Group Inc. The Senate bill, whose sponsors include Ohio Democrat Sherrod Brown and …

Insurers, State Regulators Try to Block Bank-Like Rules by Federal Reserve

MetLife Inc. and Prudential Financial Inc. have been joined by state regulators challenging the Federal Reserve on how to oversee the biggest insurers under the Dodd-Frank law. The insurers and watchdogs are pressuring the Fed to avoid bank-like capital rules …

Report: U.S. Making Progress Against ‘Too-Big-to-Fail’ Bailouts

For the past year, a special team of U.S. bank regulators has been on a quiet mission to end the belief on Wall Street that large banks are “too big to fail.” The team from the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. …

Saft Commentary: The Fed Discovers Chicanery

Acknowledging that sometimes banks chisel clients and bank employees chisel banks may sound obvious to you, but for the Federal Reserve this is a pretty big step forward. Jeremy Stein, a member of the Board of Governors of the Fed, …

U.S. Regulators Urge Flexibility in Basel III Rules for Banks, Insurers

U.S. lawmakers and state financial regulators on Thursday called on federal officials to revamp proposed rules that would force financial firms to hold much more capital, asking them to consider the impact on small banks and insurance companies. U.S. bank …

Swiss Re Chief Economist Sees Rising Rates by Year End

On the heels of the decision by the U.S. Federal Reserve to maintain the target fed funds rate at zero to 25 basis points Swiss Re’s Chief Economist, Kurt Karl, commented: “The US economy has been weak recently, but is …

MetLife Receives Fed Extension on Capital Plans

MetLife Inc. received a three-month extension from the U.S. Federal Reserve on its plans to return capital to shareholders, the company said on Tuesday, potentially removing a short-term overhang on its stock. Its shares were up 5.4 percent on Tuesday …