Testimony, Speeches and Presentations

FSR Statement on Reauthorizing TRIA Hearing, 2/25/14

February 25, 2014

The Financial Services Roundtable (“FSR”) thanks Chairman Johnson and Ranking Member Crapo for holding this important hearing entitled “Reauthorizing TRIA: The State of the Terrorism Risk Insurance Market, Part II” We applaud your consideration of Terrorism Risk Insurance Act (“TRIA”) and appreciate the opportunity to submit comments for the record. FSR supports the long-term reauthorization of TRIA.

“The FIO’s Report on Modernizing Insurance Regulation” – FSR Testimony, 2/4/14

February 4, 2014

My testimony will (1) detail the need for a strong, effective Federal Insurance Office; (2) identify the principles FSR believes should underpin insurance regulatory modernization; (3) address certain Report recommendations in greater detail; and (4) urge Congress and FIO and NAIC to develop an action plan to spur needed modernization of the insurance regulatory system.



HPC Senate Banking Cmte Testimony, 11/21/13

November 20, 2013

SVP of Government Affairs for HPC Paul Leonard testified for the U.S. Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs on November 21, 2013, regarding housing finance reform. Read his written testimony here.

FSR Testifies on Bitcoin & Digital Currency

November 19, 2013

The increased use of bitcoin and digital currency is providing opportunities to explore, but the risks currently outweigh the benefits, according to Paul Smocer, President of BITS, who testified before the Senate Banking Subcommittees on National Security and International Trade and Finance.


Testimony, Senate Banking Digital Currency Hearing

November 19, 2013

BITS President Paul Smocer testified in front of the U.S. Senate Banking Committee on Nov. 19, 2013, on digital currency and its implications. Read a copy of his submitted written testimony here.

Statement on TRIA Hearing, 11/11/13

November 11, 2013

The Financial Services Roundtable (“FSR”) thanks Chairman Neugebauer and Ranking Member Capuano for holding this important hearing entitled “The Future of Terrorism Insurance: Fostering Private Market Innovation to Limit Taxpayer Exposure.” We applaud your consideration of Terrorism Risk Insurance Act (“TRIA”) and appreciate the opportunity to submit comments for the record.


HPC to Testify on Financial Challenges Facing Servicemembers

July 31, 2013

The Financial Services Roundtable’s Housing Policy Council (HPC) will call on the Department of Defense (DOD) to make improvements to its Defense Manpower Data Center data base (DMDC) in order to better serve servicemembers in testimony before the Senate Veterans Affairs Committee today.