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The Press Room features links to articles on the insurance industry, state and federal insurance regulation, and other issues of interest to the guaranty system. The views expressed in these articles do not necessarily reflect the views of NOLHGA or its members.

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  • The Helicopter Parents At the FSOC Are Running With Scissors
    Article retrieved 08/27/2014  Contributer: Hester Peirce  Source: Real Clear Markets

    The Financial Stability Oversight Council is rumored to be on the verge of designating MetLife as a systemically important financial institution.

  • Jack Lew's Next Conquest
    Article retrieved 08/26/2014  Source: Wall Street Journal

    The federal Financial Stability Oversight Council finished collecting evidence last week as it considers whether the insurance company MetLife MET +0.46% is too big to fail.

  • IAIS must work harder to win US support, NAIC president says (Part 1 of 2)
    Article retrieved 08/21/2014  Contributer: Adam Cancryn  Source: SNL

    In eight months as the NAIC's president, North Dakota Insurance Commissioner Adam Hamm has pushed hard to grow the organization's stature on the international stage.

  • U.S. risk council takes next step in MetLife systemic review
    Article retrieved 08/21/2014  Contributer: Douwe Miedema, Reuters  Source: Yahoo News

    The top U.S. financial risk council has gathered enough evidence to decide whether insurer MetLife should be designated as a systemically important firm, a source familiar with the situation said.

  • Marsh & McLennan CEO Daniel Glaser tapped to lead Federal Advisory Committee on Insurance
    Article retrieved 08/19/2014  Contributer: Mark A. Hofmann  Source: Business Insurance

    The Federal Advisory Committee on Insurance has been one of the lowest-profile panels in Washington, but that could change in the coming months.

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Federal Regulation

  • The Helicopter Parents At the FSOC Are Running With Scissors
    Article retrieved 08/27/2014  Contributer: Hester Peirce  Source: Real Clear Markets

    The Financial Stability Oversight Council is rumored to be on the verge of designating MetLife as a systemically important financial institution.

  • Jack Lew's Next Conquest
    Article retrieved 08/26/2014  Source: Wall Street Journal

    The federal Financial Stability Oversight Council finished collecting evidence last week as it considers whether the insurance company MetLife MET +0.46% is too big to fail.

  • U.S. risk council takes next step in MetLife systemic review
    Article retrieved 08/21/2014  Contributer: Douwe Miedema, Reuters  Source: Yahoo News

    The top U.S. financial risk council has gathered enough evidence to decide whether insurer MetLife should be designated as a systemically important firm, a source familiar with the situation said.

  • Marsh & McLennan CEO Daniel Glaser tapped to lead Federal Advisory Committee on Insurance
    Article retrieved 08/19/2014  Contributer: Mark A. Hofmann  Source: Business Insurance

    The Federal Advisory Committee on Insurance has been one of the lowest-profile panels in Washington, but that could change in the coming months.

  • Insurers Aren't Banks, So Don't Regulate Them That Way
    Article retrieved 08/13/2014  Contributer: Robert Litan  Source: Real Clear Markets

    Only a few weeks ago, there was rampant speculation in the financial community that the Financial Stability Oversight Council (FSOC) - the super-group of regulators established by the Dodd-Frank Act to prevent future financial cataclysms - was on the threshold of designating Metropolitan Life as the third insurer (after AIG and Prudential) to be "systemically important."

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