GE has slashed down assets of finance arm from $549 billion to $265 billion while cutting ties with rest of the financial system that led to attain the SIFI status. Now the conglomerate appeals for its declassification since it no longer possesses ability to exert risk for the US economy. However, an FSOC spokesman vows to exercise its legislative authority in protecting the country’s economy from potential threats.
MetLife has announced in January planning for selling large portion of its US insurance unit. But the move has been suspended following imposition of designation as SIFI by FSOC. However, the FSOC move has been declared unlawful by a Washington court which paves the way for MetLife to go with its breakup planning.
MetLife Inc (MET.N) on Tuesday sued U.S. regulators over a decision to subject the insurer to tougher oversight because it harbors enough risk to endanger the financial system if the next crisis hits.
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce on Monday called for changes to the U.S. financial risk council that could slow the process by which it designates large financial firms as "systemic," subjecting them to tougher supervision.
The Financial Stability Oversight Council designated American International Group and GE Capital as systemically important to the financial system.