Financial Stability Oversight Council News

Rep. Hensarling’s Plan Could Be Blueprint for Trump Revamping of Dodd-Frank

When Jeb Hensarling, the Republican chair of the U.S. House Financial Services Committee, released legislation this summer to weaken the major financial law known as Dodd-Frank, many said it was a prêt-a-porter plan that his party’s nominee, Donald Trump, could …

Systemic Risk Panel to Show Lawmakers Why Some Insurers Are Too Big to Fail

U.S. regulators will disclose to lawmakers more than 1,400 pages of documents explaining why companies such as American International Group Inc. and MetLife Inc. are subject to tougher oversight. The Financial Stability Oversight Council is providing the papers after Republicans …

Senate Banking Chair Shelby Unveils Financial Regulation Reform Bill

The head of the Senate Banking Committee unveiled his long-awaited bill to toughen oversight of the Federal Reserve and ease the regulatory burden on dozens of banks, setting off what could be intense negotiations with Democrats. In legislation that Senator …

U.S. Seeks Dismissal of MetLife Suit Challenging Systemic Designation

MetLife Inc.’s lawsuit challenging its designation by regulators as critical to the economy should be thrown out, U.S. Justice Department lawyers said without making public their arguments to the judge. MetLife on January 13 became the first nonbank to challenge …

FSOC’s Woodall Warns of ‘Inappropriate’ Global Influence On U.S. Policy

Roy Woodall, a member of the U.S. panel charged with preventing another financial crisis, said he is concerned that global regulators have too much influence over policy in Washington. “International regulatory organizations may be attempting to exert what I consider …

House Bill Targets Systemic Risk Panel Transparency

A Republican congressman and a Democratic colleague have introduced a bill to shed more light on the workings of the Financial Stability Oversight Council, which watches for emerging threats to market stability. The draft bill by Florida Republican Dennis Ross …

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 …