Bernanke: Fed may study how capital rules would affect insurers

02/28/2013 | PropertyCasualty360

The Federal Reserve is bound under the Dodd-Frank Act to develop regulations for nonbank systemically important financial institutions and companies with thrifts, and it is aware of the differences between banks and insurers, Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke says. The Fed may study the potential effects of capital standards on insurers before releasing final rules, Mr. Bernanke says.

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