The 2017 IA 25 Readers’ Choice
This year, we asked readers to weigh in on the most influential people in the advisory industry.
A few surprising things about Bernanke you don’t know
The former chairman of the Federal Reserve loves baseball, has a sense of humor and is open about past mistakes.
Fed policy warm to global insurance rules
Bernanke says no country can effectively implement the financial reforms he described in isolation.
NAIC says international capital standards won't replace state RBC regime
Meanwhile, EIOPA's Bernardino quotes Obama, telling the NAIC to "not fear the future, but shape it."
D.C. commissioner fired over 'own policy' uproar
William P. White questioned the decision to extend nonconforming policies for one year.
FDIC, int'l authorities call for extension to certain derivatives contracts
Change said to help wind down global systemically important institutions.
IAIS proposes plan for first ever global capital standard
It could range from a minimum capital standard to something more prescriptive.
Sales of fixed annuity products jump in Q2
Propelled by an improved interest rate environment, Q2 fixed annuity sales posted sequential gains for the first time in two years.
Bernanke's largest investment holdings are two annuities
Bernanke's investments still are largely plain vanilla with the focus on safety, such as annuities and U.S. Treasury securities.
State regulators concerned about FSB incursions on IAIS
"I think the IAIS runs a great risk of losing its stature,” and becoming an “afterthought,” said G Committee Chair Tom Leonardi