from Financial Regulatory Forum:

COLUMN: Picture set to clarify for captive reinsurance regulatory muddle

By Guest Contributor
November 24, 2015

By Lawrence Hsieh, Practical Law

NEW YORK, (Thomson Reuters) - The regulatory environment for captive reinsurance, the technique used by life insurance companies to leverage statutory reserves seen as redundant and free up capital for other purposes, may soon come to a head after being in flux since 2013 .

from Breakingviews:

Too-big-to-fail rules make banking less global

November 9, 2015

The author is a Reuters Breakingviews columnist. The opinions expressed are his own.

from Financial Regulatory Forum:

U.S. industry group balks at higher capital standards for insurance companies

September 2, 2015

A U.S. financial services trade group has urged industry regulators to reject additional capital requirements for big insurance firms, as proposed by the International Association of Insurance Supervisors.

from Breakingviews:

Deutsche Bank revamp puts capital ahead of returns

April 27, 2015

The author is a Reuters Breakingviews columnist. The opinions expressed are his own.

from Financial Regulatory Forum:

Shortcomings seen in U.S. nonbank systemic-risk process for insurers

April 21, 2015

Critics of the the Financial Stability Oversight Council’s designation of nonbanks as systemically important got a chance last month to point to what they viewed as shortcomings in its approach, while also offering clues for possible improvements, during a U.S. Senate hearing on the issue. 

from Financial Regulatory Forum:

Uncertainty over resolution regime may hamper loss-absorbency standard for big banks

March 18, 2015

Even as international standards slowly take shape for total loss absorbency capacity (TLAC) – key element of the regulatory effort to end the perception that major banks are "too-big-to-fail" - pe the end of a consultation period last month left uncertainty lingering over restrictions on many of its provisions, and more importantly, the context in which it would operate.

from Financial Regulatory Forum:

U.S. leads the pack in monitoring shadow bank sector; IMF report shows how

November 5, 2014

The United States effort to begin reining in the risks from shadow banking was recognized by the International Monetary Fund in a recent report as being ahead of the curve, and parts of it could serve as a model for other countries.

from Breakingviews:

Santander has a 6 bln euro capital opportunity

September 26, 2014

By Fiona Maharg-Bravo

The author is a Reuters Breakingviews columnist. The opinions expressed are her own.

from Financial Regulatory Forum:

Bank of America’s mortgage-fraud deal yields quick impact; message may not be what enforcers wanted

By Guest Contributor
August 26, 2014

By Stuart Gittleman, Compliance Complete

NEW YORK, Aug. 26, 2014 (Thomson Reuters Accelus) - It took just one day for U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder's announcement Thursday that Bank of America would pay $16.65 billion over charges of fraudulent mortgage origination, securitization and servicing to have an impact.

from Global Investing:

Emerging markets; turning a corner

July 15, 2014

Emerging markets have been attracting healthy investment flows into their stock and bond markets for much of this year and now data compiled by consultancy CrossBorder Capital shows the sector may be on the cusp of decisively turning the corner.