The International Association of Insurance Supervisors (IAIS) — a consortium of insurance and reinsurance regulators and supervisors from 190 jurisdictions around the world — had its tri-annual conference and general meeting in Dubai on October 29, 2010. The conference featured discussions about regulatory reforms in light of continuing global financial crises. The IAIS adopted a “Strategic Plan and Financial Outlook” for 2011 to 2015, to ensure resources are in place to strengthen overall supervision. It also approved a two-year roadmap to ensure timely progress toward high level goals. The IAIS will undertake research and analysis of systemic risk in the insurance sector, and the means by which to assess those risks from qualitative and quantitative standpoints. It adopted eight “supervisory papers,” which revised the insurance core principles with supporting standards and guidance materials. The IAIS also announced the signing of two more signatories to the IAIS Multilateral Memorandum of Understanding, the members of which voluntarily agree to be bound by certain minimum regulatory standards (no U.S. authority has yet signed). For more details, see the attached Press Release.