AFREF joined a letter to Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen calling on her to rescind the 2019 guidance under the Trump Administration that made it unduly difficult to designate non-banks as Systemically Important Financial Institutions (SIFIs).
On May 13, 2019, Americans for Financial Reform Education Fund sent a letter to the Financial Stability Oversight Council warning about the dangers of weakening oversight of nonbank financial firms even if such a firm could impose a threat to financial stability.
The Financial Stability Oversight Council (FSOC) announced that it has reversed its designation of Prudential Financial, Inc. as a systemically important financial institution (SIFI). The Council, under the leadership of Secretary Mnuchin, has now freed from Federal Reserve consolidated oversight the last of the four previously designated nonbank SIFIs.
“We are disappointed that a single Federal district court judge has overturned the decision of the Financial Stability Oversight Council (FSOC), which voted 9-1 to designate Metlife for additional Federal Reserve oversight. “