Fed takes hands-on approach to thrift-owning insurers

US thrift-owning insurers are getting used to the idea of closer regulatory scrutiny, with the Federal Reserve stepping into the shoes of the now-shuttered Office of Thrift Supervision


The introduction of the Dodd-Frank Act has seen a number of insurers facing Federal Reserve System (Fed) oversight. But while much attention has been focused upon those insurers who fall into the category of systematically important financial institutions (Sifis), there are others who are also expecting stronger scrutiny under the eyes of the Fed.

Insurers categorised as savings and loan-holding companies (SLHCs) for their ownership of federal saving banks, or ‘thrifts’, were once regulated by

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