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UK Financial Regulatory Developments - January 2016 #10

Treasury updates Iran sanctions - Treasury has issued a notice explaining the effects on sanctions against Iran of Implementation Day (I Day) under the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPoA). I Day was 16 January, on...more

EBA Publishes Final Draft Technical Standards and Guidelines on Methodology and Disclosure for G-SIIs

The European Banking Authority (EBA) has published final draft technical standards and revised guidelines on the further specification of the indicators of global systemic importance and their disclosure. The guidelines have...more

PRA updates list of UK headquartered G-SIIs

PRA has updated its CRD4 page to add the 2015 list of UK headquartered global systemically important institutions (G-SIIs), their respective sub-categories and the applicable scores and G-SII buffers....more

PRA publishes Leverage Ratio Buffer requirements for G-SIIs

PRA has published additional leverage ratio buffer model requirements for G-SIIs. Applications for a voluntary requirement (VREQ) will include this additional leverage ratio buffer as well as the associated reporting and...more

IAIS consults on G-SII assessment methodology

IAIS is consulting on updates to its assessment methodology for global systemically important insurers (G-SIIs). Changes include updating the indicators and the weightings given to each indicator, and a new approach to the...more

Financial Regulatory Developments Focus - November 2015 #2

In this week's newsletter, we provide a snapshot of the principal US, European and global financial regulatory developments of interest to banks, investment firms, broker-dealers, market infrastructure providers, asset...more

FSB updates G-SIIs list

FSB has published an updated list of G-SIIs. The updated list comprises a total of nine insurers with one new insurer, Aegon...more

Financial Regulatory Developments Focus - October 2015 #3

In this week's newsletter, we provide a snapshot of the principal US, European and global financial regulatory developments of interest to banks, investment firms, broker-dealers, market infrastructure providers, asset...more

International Association of Insurance Supervisors Completes Higher Loss Absorbency Requirement for Global Systemically Important...

In its commitment to address risks of Global Systemically Important Insurers (“G-SIIs”) on the global financial system, the International Association of Insurance Supervisors (“IAIS”) recently announced completion of its...more

NAIC Report: 2015 Summer National Meeting

The National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC) held its 2015 Summer National Meeting from August 13 through August 18 in Chicago, Illinois. The meeting was notable for the number of new insurance commissioners...more

EBA Releases Key Information on EU G-SIIs

On July 28, the European Banking Authority (EBA) published a chart setting out the key metrics used to identify global systemically important institutions (G-SIIs) in the EU. The chart contains information on the size,...more

Feedback Sought on Higher Loss Absorbency Requirement for Global Systemically Important Insurers; Additional Information Regarding...

The International Association of Insurance Supervisors (“IAIS”) recently requested comments from the public as part of its effort to finalize development of the Higher Loss Absorbency (“HLA”) requirement for global...more

IAIS Consults On Higher Loss Absorbency Requirement For Global Systemically Important Insurers

On June 25, 2015, the International Association of Insurance Supervisors (IAIS) published a consultation paper on the higher loss absorbency (HLA) requirement for global systemically important insurers (G-SIIs), seeking...more

Financial Regulatory Developments (FReD)

Headlines - Commission urges EP to accept MLD 4, ESMA consults on knowledge and competence guidelines, EU Court judges on plain and intelligible language, FCA fines Deutsche Bank £227 million for IBOR failings and misleading...more

Insurance Sector - 2014 Year End Review and Forecast for 2015

Fundamental changes and powerful forces are reshaping the insurance industry. These developments are reestablishing the natural order of the financial services sector and redefining the insurance industry’s role in the global...more

FIO Focus No. 69 - House Passes TRIA Reauthorization Legislation

On December 10, 2014, the House approved a bill to reauthorize the Terrorism Risk Insurance Act (TRIA) for six years. The vote was 417-7. The compromise legislation, worked out between Senator Charles Schumer (D-NY) and...more

FIO Focus, No. 65 - IAIS Releases Basic Capital Requirements

Earlier today, at its annual meeting, the International Association of Insurance Supervisors (IAIS) released its first set of capital standards for the insurance industry. According to the IAIS, capital standards are part of...more

Orrick's Financial Industry Week in Review

ESMA Securities and Markets Stakeholder Group Responds to ESMA Consultations on Draft Technical Standards and Technical Advice on the Market Abuse Regulation - On October 13, the Securities and Markets Stakeholder...more

FIO Focus, No. 64: Financial Stability Board Issues Insurance-Specific Guidance on Key Attributes of Effective Resolution Regimes

On October 15, 2014, the Financial Stability Board (FSB) issued guidance on the Key Attributes of Effective Resolution Regimes for Financial Institutions (Key Attributes). The Key Attributes, initially adopted by the FSB in...more

FIO Focus, Issue No. 62: FIO Issues Second Annual Report

Pursuant to its mandate under the Dodd-Frank Act, the Federal Insurance Office (FIO) recently issued its second Annual Report on the Insurance Industry (Report). The Report provides information about the financial condition...more

In Opposing Global Capital Standards for International Insurers, NCOIL Roils Domestic Industry

In July, the International Association of Insurance Supervisors (IAIS), a membership organization that represents insurance regulators and supervisors in more than 100 countries, released for public consultation a set of...more

EBA Publishes Final Draft Technical Standards and Guidelines for G-SIIs

On June 5, the European Banking Authority (EBA) published final draft regulatory technical standards (RTS) and implementing technical standards (ITS) relating to global systemically important institutions (G-SIIs). ...more

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