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Dodd-Frank Insurance

Federal Insurance Office Takes Shape

Insurance The Dodd-Frank Act established the Federal Insurance Office, or FIO, within the Treasury Department.  FIO Director Michael McRaith recently explained the FIOs current and expected activities. The FIO advises the Secretary of the Treasury on major domestic and prudential international insurance policy issues.  As part of this work, it monitors all aspects of the insurance […] Read more →

by   |   September 29, 2011

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Treasury Announces Federal Advisory Committee on Insurance

Insurance The Treasury announced its intention to create a Federal Advisory Committee on Insurance.  This is one in a series of steps that Treasury is taking to establish the new Federal... Read more →

by   |   May 9, 2011

CFTC Issues Proposed Interpretive Order on Disruptive Trading Practices

Banking, Derivatives, Energy, Insurance Section 747 of the Dodd-Frank Act prohibits three “disruptive” trading practices and grants the CFTC authority to enforce the prohibitions. Under Section 747, it is unlawful... Read more →

by   |   March 3, 2011

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President Obama’s CFTC Budget Includes “User Fees” on Derivative Transactions–Commissioners Join the Fray

Banking, Derivatives, Energy, Insurance CFTC Commissioners Scott O’Malia (R) and Bart Chilton (D) have joined the fray over President Obama’s recently released budget for fiscal year 2012 by releasing statements in... Read more →

by   |   February 15, 2011