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Jorden Burt LLP | USA | 27 Aug 2012

NLRB offers guidance on social media policies

The National Labor Relations Board has taken a lead role in defining the boundaries of appropriate social media policies.


Jorden Burt LLP | USA | 4 Jun 2010

Federal and state legislative and regulatory update

Following are selected Federal andor State legislative and regulatory developments in the areas of reinsurance, captive insurance, and catastrophe funds.


Jorden Burt LLP | USA | 4 Mar 2010

Asset rating requirement for reinsurance trusts clarified in NY

Reinsurance trusts are a common means of securing a reinsurer's obligation to a ceding company.


Jorden Burt LLP | USA | 2 Dec 2009

Who regulates financial planning?

In its persistent crusade to cast financial planning as an investment advisory activity beyond the scope of broker-dealer regulation, the Financial Planning Association (FPA) recently challenged a FINRA enforcement action against Ameritas Investment Corporation for failing to supervise a registered representative who developed misleading financial plans.


Jorden Burt LLP | USA | 17 Nov 2009

Legislative and regulatory update

Congress has recently introduced two bills relevant to reinsurance or catastrophe funds.


Jorden Burt LLP | USA | 12 Oct 2009

House hearing addresses proposed Federal Insurance Office

Last week, the House Committee on Financial Services held a hearing at which one panel discussed the creation of a Federal Insurance Office ("FIO"), as called for in a draft Federal Insurance Office Act of 2009 (the "FIO Act").


Jorden Burt LLP | USA | 14 Jul 2009

New York Insurance Department says "synthetic annuity" is financial guaranty insurance

The Office of General Counsel of the New York Insurance Department released Opinion Number 09-06-11 holding that a "synthetic annuity" is an impermissible form of financial guaranty insurance.


Jorden Burt LLP | USA | 29 Apr 2009

Former General Re Senior VP sentenced to a year and a day

On March 4, 2009, former General Reinsurance Senior Vice President Christopher Garand was sentenced to prison time, following his conviction for his involvement in a scheme to manipulate AIG's financial statements through finite reinsurance transactions.


Jorden Burt LLP | USA | 16 Mar 2009

Developments in state regulation

State authorities, particularly in New York, have recently issued regulatory pronouncements on a number of reinsurance matters.


Jorden Burt LLP | USA | 14 Jan 2009

State regulatory rulings relating to risk pooling trust and TRIA

The New York State Insurance Department's Office of General Counsel issued an opinion concluding that a New York domestic insurer may enter into a reinsurance agreement with an Illinois-based risk pooling trust and obtain credit for that reinsurance so long as the New York insurer holds funds provided by the trust in accordance with certain New York insurance law requirements.

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