N.Y. Issues More Subpoenas in RAA Probe

Consumer advocates want insurance regulation to remain with states

More On Legal & Compliance

from The Advisor's Professional Library
  • Risk-Based Oversight of Investment Advisors Even if the SEC had a larger budget and more resources, it is doubtful that the Commission would have the resources to regularly examine all RIAs. Therefore, the SEC is likely to continue relying on risk-based oversight to fulfill its mission of protecting investors.
  • Trading Practices and Errors When SEC-registered investment advisors conduct annual audits of firm policies and procedures, they should pay close attention to trading practices.  Though usually not required to, state-registered advisors should look at their trading practices and revise policies that do not fully protect clients.

The New York Attorney General's office has widened its investigation of retained asset accounts (RAAs) to include several more insurers, according to our sister publications from National Underwriter.

The office has subpoenaed American International Group Inc., New York Principal Financial Group Inc. Aetna Inc., Lincoln National Corp. and CNO, formerly Conseco. They were added to a group of insurers previously subpoenaed that include MetLife Inc. and Prudential Financial Inc.

Meanwhile, two consumer advocates told insurance commissioners they would prefer to see regulation of insurance remain with the states, as opposed to a federal takeover.

Speaking before the National Association of Insurance Commissioners' (NAIC) Regulatory Modernization Task Force at the NAIC's summer meeting held here, Sonja Larkin-Thorne, an NAIC funded consumer representative, and Amy Bach, executive director of United Policyholders said they support a continuation of state regulation, but would like to see some changes in transparency.

Read a story about the NAIC investigation of deceased veterans' benefits from the archives of InvestmentAdvisor.com.

Reprints Discuss this story
This is where the comments go.