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Global Regulators Delay, Rethink ‘Too-Big-to-Fail’ Designation for Insurers

Global insurance regulators will put off singling out insurers deemed so important to the financial system that they are required to hold extra capital, in a victory for companies such as American International Group and Prudential. The International Association of …

Update: China Plans to Hike Number of Financial Institutions Deemed Too-Big-to-Fail

Chinese authorities said they will designate more financial institutions as systemically important, a sign that policy makers are stepping up crisis-prevention efforts as the nation’s debt burden and financial risks swell to unprecedented levels. Financial regulators led by China’s central …

Global Regulators’ Rethinking of Risk Assessment Welcomed by Large Insurers

Global regulators are rethinking how to assess risks in big insurance companies, marking a shift that could make life easier for the industry. The Financial Stability Board said on Tuesday it could take a different approach to assessing risk which …

Insurers Push to Keep Industry Expert Woodall on U.S. Regulatory Council

With no sign of a replacement in the works, the U.S. insurance industry is pushing to prevent the departure of a key figure on the federal body that determines how large insurance companies are regulated. Roy Woodall, the sole independent …

Republicans Ask Treasury to End ‘Too Big To Fail’ Process for Non-Banks

Key Senate Republicans urged the Trump administration to rethink the process for labeling firms whose failure could threaten the financial system, arguing it has led to substantial regulatory costs. The Financial Stability Oversight Council, a panel of regulators with authority …

House Republicans’ Report Hits ‘Too Big to Fail’ Designation Process

Congressional Republicans are taking aim at the regulatory process through which some financial institutions become subject to heightened regulation because they are deemed too big to fail. In a report released on Tuesday, Republican staff members of the House of …

Fed Proposal Would Hike Capital Requirements to Discourage ‘Too Big to Fail’

Minneapolis Federal Reserve President Neel Kashkari unveiled a plan on Wednesday to prevent future government bailouts by forcing the largest U.S. banks to hold so much capital that they would probably decide to break themselves up. Kashkari’s plan would also …

‘Systemically Important’ Label Can Be Avoided: Fitch

Fitch Ratings said that newly established transparency about the designation process for globally systemically important insurers (G-SIIs) could help more to proactively stay off the list in the first place. The International Association of Insurance Supervisors, a global standard setting …

Republican Plan Would Scrap Much of Dodd-Frank Financial Regulation

The chair of the U.S. House Financial Services Committee has proposed getting rid of much of the regulation put in place after the financial crisis, unveiling a plan on Tuesday that ignited fierce debate in the presidential election but is …

Global, Diversified Multiline Insurers Best Placed to Withstand Challenges: S&P

Global, diversified insurers are best positioned to withstand the industry’s top economic and competitive challenges, according to a report published by Standard & Poor’s Global Ratings. Geographic and product diversification help global multiline insurers (GMIs) cope with challenges such as …