The National Association of Insurance Commissioners’ (NAIC) has composed a report examining the insurance industry’s potential to aid in filling the infrastructure investment gap.© Shutterstock The NAIC said its Center for Insurance Policy & Research (CIPR) and Capital Markets Bureau recently released findings from the report, Can Insurance Company Investments Help Fill the Infrastructure Gap? […]

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The U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s Center for Capital Markets Competitiveness (CCMC) maintains, via recently released study findings, stock buybacks benefit investors, reduce volatility and promote efficient capital allocation.© Shutterstock The analysis — Corporate Liquidity Provision and Share Repurchase Programs — provided a sample of over 10,000 domestic companies across a 17-year period. “Fifty percent of […]

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The International Swaps and Derivatives Association (ISDA) has issued a new standard definitional booklet for interest rate derivatives.© Shutterstock The 2021 ISDA Interest Rate Derivatives Definitions is designed to ensure ISDA’s documentation keeps pace with changes in market practice, regulation, and technology. This represents the first major overhaul of the definitional booklet since 2006, and […]

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Center for American Progress (CAP) officials have issued a new report offering recommendations to the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) regarding efforts to bolster digital asset trading protections.© Shutterstock The analysis notes that digital assets meet the criteria to be considered a security, thereby enabling the SEC to exercise authority over how the assets are […]

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Rep. Cheri Bustos (D-IL) has issued a response to a recently delivered Government Accountability Office (GAO) report examining bonuses earmarked for corporate executives and senior leaders amid companies declaring bankruptcy.© Shutterstock Bustos initiated the GAO analysis via last year’s FY 2021 Appropriations package in the wake of introducing the No Bonuses in Bankruptcy Act, which […]

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The Department of the Treasury’s Federal Insurance Office (FIO) has released its Annual Report on the Insurance Industry, detailing the varied industry elements.© Shutterstock The FIO is mandated by the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act to issue an annual report to the President and Congress — offering an assessment of relevant requested […]

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A Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) report maintains credit card debt fell to $811 billion by the second quarter of 2020, from a peak of $926 billion in 2019.© Shutterstock “While public and private programs helped consumers bring down their credit card debt during the pandemic, we at the CFPB will be watching to make […]

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A new survey from the Conference of State Bank Supervisors’ (CSBS) has found that community banks have historic levels of deposits yet narrow net interest margins, the difference between interest taken in from loans versus interest paid out on deposits.© Shutterstock In its eighth annual national community bank survey, CSBS said this is due to […]

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The Republican leader on the U.S. Senate Finance Committee issued a statement on the tax cut bill recently approved by the House Ways and Means committee, citing a recent analysis by the Joint Committee on Taxation.© Shutterstock The analysis showed that while the majority of Americans making less than $400,000 will see tax decreases under […]

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The Futures Industry Association’s (FIA) recently released report on climate-related policy and other efforts to combat climate change showed the private sector has made an impact.© Shutterstock FIA’s 2021 Sustainable Finance Report serves as an update and supplements the FIA’s September 2020 policy paper, focusing on environmental futures while featuring industry resources and case studies […]

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