By Joseph Lawler | 09/08/14 06:57 PM
Requiring big banks to hold extra capital is required by the 2010 Dodd-Frank financial reform law and the Basel III international accords on banking regulations, both of which were drafted in the wake of the 2008 crisis to prevent bank failures that threaten to bring down the financial system and...
By Joseph Lawler | 09/06/14 02:06 PM
Four years after the Dodd-Frank financial reform law passed Congress, most of its big regulatory provisions have been written. But that doesn't mean that the lobbying and politicking over the legislation is over.
By Joseph Lawler | 09/04/14 05:32 PM
The decision means that MetLife will be regulated as a large bank, with tighter regulations, higher capital requirements and oversight from the Federal Reserve.
By Joseph Lawler | 09/03/14 08:51 PM
In addition to requiring banks to hold more liquid assets, regulators have finalized plans to mandate banks to have more capital relative to their risk-weighted assets.
By Joseph Lawler | 09/02/14 03:14 PM
Rep. Scott Garrett, chairman of the capital markets subcommittee of the House Financial Services Committee, wrote a letter to Lew Tuesday with six other Republicans warning that the council's treatment of insurers "has led to uncertainty in the insurance industry and raised concern that the...
By Joseph Lawler | 09/01/14 12:55 PM
For more than a year, a regulatory super-group has investigated whether MetLife poses a systemic risk to the financial system if it fails, the way that insurer AIG did in the 2008 crisis.
By Joseph Lawler | 08/29/14 11:37 AM
It is widely expected that the Sept. 4 meeting announced by the Financial Stability Oversight Council late Thursday will focus on applying the label of "too big to fail" to one insurer, MetLife.
By Timothy P. Carney | 08/19/14 06:41 PM
Congress thought it was time to replace "captured" financial regulators with a new, un-captured regulator. But that's not what the CFPB turned out to be.
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