Frederick R. Bellamy: Lawyer with Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP

Frederick R. Bellamy

Frederick R. Bellamy
Partner
Washington,  DC  U.S.A.
Phone202.383.0126

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Practice Areas

  • Financial Services
  • Insurance
  • Insurance Products
  • Mutual Funds
  • Corporate
  • Insurance Regulatory and Compliance
 
Contact InfoTelephone: 202.383.0126
Fax: 202-637-3593
http://www.sutherland.com/People/Frederick-R-Bellamy
 
University University of Virginia, B.A., with distinction
 
Law SchoolCornell Law School, J.D., magna cum laude Editor and Business Manager, Cornell Law Review, Order of the Coif
 
Admitted1979, District of Columbia
 
Memberships 

Professional Activities
Member, American Bar Association
Member, Federal Bar Association
Member, Federal Affairs and State Affairs Committees, Insured Retirement Institute
Member, District of Columbia Bar

 
BornNewark, New Jersey, January 28, 1954
 
Biography

With deep experience in developing cutting-edge solutions and new products, Fred Bellamy counsels clients on the complex organization and federal securities regulation of life insurance, annuity products and mutual funds. Fred has worked extensively in the application of federal securities laws to all types of insurance products, including variable annuities, variable life insurance, universal life, excess interest products, modified guaranteed annuities and other market-value-adjusted products, indexed products and private placements of securities insurance products.

In addition to the creation of new funds and products, Fred regularly advises clients with respect to ongoing operations, such as periodic reporting and filing, annual reviews and approvals, exemptive applications, no-action letters, advertising, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) examinations and compliance manuals. In the investment company transactional area, Fred counsels in mergers and acquisitions of mutual funds and separate accounts, reorganizations and addition or deletion of portfolios.

Selected Experience

Sutherland counsels life insurance companies on the redesign of registered separate account products.
From 2009 to the present, Sutherland has represented a number of major life insurance companies in connection with extensive redesigns of their registered separate account products. These projects focused on significant product changes to more effectively hedge the risks.

Sutherland counsels a coalition of major life insurance companies on evolving state and federal regulations and other legal developments.
Sutherland represents a coalition of major life insurance companies, which collectively account for more than 80% of the annuity business in the United States, in their efforts to affect the direction and details of various SEC, FINRA, CFTC, NAIC and state rule proposals and initiatives.

Sutherland counsels on swap status of structured settlements and cross-boarder reinsurance.
Sutherland advised a major U.S. life insurance company on the swap versus insurance status of structured settlement annuities and related guarantee agreements; and the swaps status of cross-boarder reinsurance of pensions and retirement plan benefits.

Professional Activities

Member, American Bar Association

Member, Federal Bar Association

Member, Federal Affairs and State Affairs Committees, Insured Retirement Institute

Member, District of Columbia Bar

 
ISLN909129819
 

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Insurance Industry Sweeps Retained Asset Account Doubleheader
Frederick R. Bellamy,Thomas R. Bundy,Nicholas T. Christakos,Thomas W. Curvin,Ellen M. Dunn, September 1, 2014
On August 26, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit held in Vander Luitgaren v. Sun Life Ass. Co. of Canada, No. 13¿2090, 2014 WL 4197947 (1st Cir. Aug. 26, 2014), that an insurer, acting as a claims administrator, properly discharges its duties under the Employee Retirement Income...

Cost of Insurance Litigation -- District Court Says Stick to Enumerated Factors
Frederick R. Bellamy,Elisabeth M. Bentzinger,Thomas E. Bisset,Thomas R. Bundy,Thomas M. Byrne, May 5, 2014
In a class action challenging a cost of insurance (COI) rate increase, a New York federal district court has stated that an insurer may only consider factors specifically enumerated in the policy when raising COI rates on a life insurance policy. This decision specifically rejected the reasoning of...

Federal Agencies Issue Final Volcker Rule
Eric A. Arnold,Brian Barrett,Frederick R. Bellamy,James M. Cain,Jacob Dweck, December 17, 2013
On December 10, 2013, five federal agencies, including the Federal Reserve Board, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, the Securities and Exchange Commission, and the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) issued the final Volcker Rule (the...


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Frederick R. Bellamy

700 Sixth Street NW, Suite 700
WashingtonDC 20001-3980




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