Insurance commissioners are traditionally defined by two categories–either pro-business or pro-consumer, with the former most often identified as Republicans, and the latter usually being Democrats. However, New York’s new insurance superintendent–placed in charge of a commission evaluating all financial services regulation in the Empire State–appears determined to steer a third course emphasizing pragmatism, effectiveness and efficiency.

Last week, Eric Dinallo, 43, sat down for an interview with editors from National Underwriter to discuss his regulatory philosophy as well as his broader charge in spearheading modernization of financial services oversight.

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