Financial Stability Oversight Council (FSOC) News

U.S. Lawmakers Urge Regulators to Treat Cloud Services as Players in Financial System

Two U.S. lawmakers have called on a top financial regulatory panel to consider direct oversight of the cloud services big tech companies provide to banks, saying they have become a critical component of the global financial system. In a letter …

Treasury Erases ‘Too-Big-to-Fail’ Label on Prudential

The Trump Administration has rescinded the systemically risky – or “too big to fail” – designation for Prudential Financial that placed the financial services giant under extra regulatory scrutiny. The designation of Prudential as a systemically important financial institution (SIFI) …

U.S. Regulator Pulls Back from MetLife’s ‘Too-Big-to-Fail’ Designation

The U.S. government and MetLife Inc. announced on Thursday they would jointly seek to dismiss an appeal over whether the insurance company should face stricter oversight as a key part of the financial system. MetLife and the Financial Stability Oversight …

Trump Nominates Life Industry’s Workman to Replace Woodall on Financial Stability Panel

President Donald Trump wants Thomas E. Workman, an attorney and former life insurer trade group leader, to be the independent insurance industry’s voting member of the Financial Stability Oversight Council (FSOC) for a term of six years. The FSOC, which …

Global Regulators Expected to Drop ‘Too Big to Fail’ Test for Insurers

Global financial regulators have decided to ditch a “too big to fail” gauge for assessing the riskiness of insurers, according to a source briefed on the matter, in a big win for companies such as American International Group and Prudential …

U.S. Regulator Lifts Systemic Risk Tag on Slimmed-Down AIG

American International Group Inc. is no longer too big to fail. That was the ruling Friday from the Financial Stability Oversight Council, which said AIG, whose collapse in 2008 reverberated throughout the U.S. economy, was no longer a systemically important …

Oversight Panel Makes No Changes in Systemic Risk Tags on Insurers

A panel of U.S. regulators decided after meeting on Friday to stick with its existing policy for stricter rules on a handful of large financial institutions it deems “systemically important.” The Financial Stability Oversight Council convened Friday to potentially remove …

MetLife ‘Too Big to Fail’ Case Remains on Hold Awaiting Trump Weigh-In

Any legal decision on whether the largest U.S. life insurer MetLife Inc. should be labeled “too big to fail” will probably come after the Trump administration defines its stance on the designation. A U.S. appeals court said on Wednesday that …

MetLife’s ‘Too Big to Fail’ Lawsuit on Agenda for U.S. Regulators

Heads of the U.S. financial regulatory agencies will meet behind closed doors this Friday to discuss MetLife Inc.’s lawsuit against them, according to a notice from Treasury, as the Trump administration wrestles with reforms put in place in response to …

Consumer Protection Bureau Vows to Defend Mandatory Arbitration Ban

The political fissure between an Obama-appointed financial overseer and regulators hired by U.S. President Donald Trump is widening, with Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) Director Richard Cordray threatening to challenge in court any attempt to kill his agency’s new arbitration …