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Insurance product test in proposed rules by the Securities and Exchange Commission and the Commodity Futures Trading Commission may place certain insurance products under federal oversight

  • Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP
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  • USA
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  • August 2 2011

On May 23, 2011, the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) and the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (the “CFTC”) proposed joint rules in Federal Register 33-9204 that define the terms swap, security-based swap, security-based swap agreement, and mixed swaps

Former FDIC chairwoman states that credit-default swaps should be regulated like insurance

  • Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP
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  • USA
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  • November 8 2011

On November 3, 2011, Sheila Bair, former Chairwoman of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (“FDIC”), in a speech to attendees of the national fall meeting of the National Association of Insurance Commissioners, focused on systemic risk posed by credit-default swaps on the United States financial system