Most read stories for the week include an article on how driverless car technology is already pushing insurance loss costs higher and a data dispatch on IPOs of alternative asset managers.
Handful of mREITs left to enjoy 'extreme competitive advantage' of FHLB funding
Only five captive insurance company affiliates of mortgage REITs remain active members of the federal home loan bank system, down from at least 22 at the end of 2015, giving those entities a leg up on their peers.
Treasury considering FSOC designations under deregulatory executive order
The Treasury Department will look at Financial Stability Oversight Council designations as part of a broader regulatory review requested by President Donald Trump, according to a person close to the matter.
TPG Capital IPO in limbo as alternative asset manager stocks underperform
TPG Capital's IPO plans may have encountered a roadblock, underscoring the challenges faced by alternative asset managers when deciding whether to go public.
More active use of passive underwriter titles in equity filings
Active and passive underwriter titles have been prevalent for years in SEC documents on debt issuances, but the distinctions have also popped up recently in a few equity issuance filings.
Driverless car tech presents tricky steering as insurers face higher severity
Technology to automate driving may be a long way from widespread adoption, but it is already pushing insurance loss costs higher.