Financial Stability Oversight Council News

MetLife Touts Surviving Lehman in Case Against Systemic Risk Tag

MetLife Inc. Chief Executive Officer Steve Kandarian, who is suing to reverse a U.S. finding that subjects the insurer to greater oversight, said his company’s performance in the financial crisis shows its ability to withstand turmoil. The insurer’s cost was …

MetLife to Sue to Overturn Systemically Risky Designation

MetLife Inc. said it will sue in federal court as part of Chief Executive Officer Steve Kandarian’s effort to overturn a finding that the insurer is systemically important. A complaint will be filed today in Washington to oppose the U.S. …

Legal Battle Over MetLife Systemic Risk Label Looms

U.S. regulators are close to a final decision to label MetLife Inc. systemically important, two people with knowledge of the matter said, setting up a potential legal battle with the country’s largest life insurer. The Financial Stability Oversight Council is …

Missouri Insurance Director Huff Honored for Distinguished Service

Missouri Department of Insurance Director John M. Huff has received the Distinguished Service Award from the National Association of Insurance Commissioners. He was recognized for his tenure on the U.S. Department of Treasury’s Financial Stability Oversight Council (FSOC). “I am …

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 …

MetLife to Continue Fight Against Systemic Risk Designation Next Week

MetLife will plead against being branded a super-risky financial firm at a meeting next week with regulators, a company spokesman said, as the U.S. insurer tries to escape oversight by the Federal Reserve. The Financial Stability Oversight Council, a group …

Delaware Commissioner Urges Treasury to Reconsider MetLife’s SIFI Designation

Delaware Insurance Commissioner Karen Weldin Stewart has recently sent a letter to U.S. Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew and other federal regulators urging them to reconsider their vote to propose that MetLife be labeled as a “systemically important financial institution” (SIFI). …

Treasury to Weigh Changes, Hear MetLife Challenge on Systemic Risk

U.S. Treasury Secretary Jacob J. Lew said a council of financial regulators will consider changes to how it evaluates companies for systemically important designation. The Financial Stability Oversight Council “will begin to consider possible changes in the coming months” after …

MetLife Challenges Systemic Risk Designation

MetLife Inc., the largest U.S. life insurer, is challenging a U.S. finding that it poses a potential risk to the financial system if it were to fail. MetLife requested a hearing before the Financial Stability Oversight Council, or FSOC, to …

North Dakota Commissioner to Serve on Financial Stability Oversight Council

The National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC) appointed NAIC President and North Dakota Insurance Commissioner Adam Hamm to serve a two-year term as the state insurance commissioner representative on the Financial Stability Oversight Council (FSOC). The 15-member FSOC was created …