Volcker Rule

Dodd-Frank at 10: How regulation has (and hasn't) changed since law's passage

07/13/20

Policymakers have eased some rules and the Supreme Court recently dealt a blow to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. But as the landmark legislation approaches its 10th anniversary, the post-crisis regulatory regime has stayed largely intact.

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Fed halts dividend hikes, buybacks; regulators vote to relax Volcker Rule

06/26/20

The Fed stopped short of banning payouts entirely following bank stress tests; banks get greater freedom to invest in venture capital funds and reduced collateral on swap trades.

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Regulators update Volcker, swaps and rate-cap rules

06/25/20

Five financial regulatory agencies clarified the meaning of "covered funds" under the Volcker Rule. Meanwhile, the FDIC gave certain banks more flexibility in interaffiliate exchanges of swaps and adopted a workaround of a court decision governing interest rates on loans sold across state lines.

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Regulators extend comment deadline for Volcker Rule changes

04/02/20

The agencies will give the industry another month to submit feedback on the so-called covered fund portion of the rule "in light of potential disruptions resulting from the coronavirus.”

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HSBC plan sidesteps CEO question; Bloomberg would toughen bank regulations

02/19/20

The overhaul calls for massive job cuts but leaves interim CEO Noel Quinn’s permanent role in limbo; the program would throw out most of Trump’s Dodd-Frank rollbacks.

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Bloomberg tacks left on financial regulation. Should banks be worried?

02/18/20

Years after criticizing the Dodd-Frank Act, the Democratic presidential candidate and former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg is now taking a page from the Elizabeth Warren playbook.

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Is partisanship seeping into bank regulators’ discourse?

02/16/20

Compared with incendiary fights elsewhere in the capital, deliberations among the banking agencies tend to be more banal. But on issues from the Volcker Rule to CRA reform, disagreements lately between officials have grown sharper.

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Fed terminates enforcement actions against four large banks

02/13/20

The three cease and desist orders and one written agreement had cited separate concerns at JPMorgan Chase, Discover, Deutsche Bank and RBS.

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Fed votes to ease Volcker restriction; Truist reports a setback

01/31/20

Banks would be allowed to own stakes in venture capital funds; the combined BB&T-SunTrust isn’t realizing cost savings as fast as it projected.

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Regulators propose Volcker Rule changes to allow VC stakes

01/30/20

In another rollback of the bank trading ban, the federal agencies unveiled a plan to allow financial institutions to invest in multiple companies through certain fund structures.

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