Editors' picks for theweek include NAIC mulling ways to bring back offshore reinsurers and an articleon how the "eat or be eaten" exchange environment led to theCBOE/Bats deal.
M&Aactivity 'good, but not great'
In the U.S., the total value of announced M&A deals ison pace to drop 29% year over year in 2016, according to 's investorpresentation from the Sept. 27 JMP Securities financial services and realestate conference.
NAIC mullingways to bring back offshore reinsurers
The NAIC is considering a new reinsurance framework thatcould create an incentive for offshore reinsurers to come back to the U.S., accordingto a memo and documents slated to be discussed during a conference call Sept. 30.
Telebancparallels in variable annuity writer's agreement to sell to Nationwide
Mitchell Caplan's desire to embed Jefferson National withina larger financial services enterprise helped lead to 'sagreement toacquire the variable annuity provider, the same sort of rationale that led himto pursue the sale of a branchless bank to E*TRADE Financial Corp. years ago.
With Batsdeal, CBOE battles 'eat or be eaten' exchange environment
The $3.2 billion transaction could be 's ticket tocatching up with rivals that spent much of the past five years signing deals tohost new assets and boost revenue.
NAIC leaderwarns Congress that Germany could face reinsurance market retaliation forSolvency II measures
The German reinsurance market could feel the effects ofretaliatory action of the U.S. state insurance regulatory system for itsonerous requirements for U.S. companies under Solvency II, according to an NAICofficial testifying before Congress.