Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Agencies Extend Comment Period on Volcker Rule Proposal

Four federal agencies today extended the comment period on a proposal to implement the so-called Volcker Rule of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act until February 13, 2012.

The Dodd-Frank Act requires regulators to implement certain prohibitions and restrictions on the ability of a banking entity and nonbank financial company to engage in proprietary trading and have certain interests in, or relationships with, a hedge fund or private equity fund. The comment period was extended as part of a coordinated interagency effort to allow interested persons more time to analyze the issues and prepare their comments.

Agencies Extend Comment Period on Volcker Rule Proposal
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