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The Volcker Rule: an in-depth Q&A about the proprietary trading provisions

More than two years after they were originally proposed, on 10 December 2013 the federal banking agencies, the Securities and Exchange Commission and the Commodity Futures Trading Commission adopted final regulations (the Final Rule) to implement section 13 of the Bank Holding Company Act (commonly known as the ‘Volcker Rule’).

In a prior Client Update, Debevoise & Plimpton provided initial analysis of this highly complex new regulation. This update presents a more in-depth analysis of the proprietary trading aspects of the Final Rule and their implications for affected institutions.

For the benefit of clients and friends seeking a way to understand the new regulatory framework and the principal features of the proprietary trading restrictions, Debevoise & Plimpton presents in question-and-answer format a discussion of the most prominent components relating to the proprietary trading aspects of the Final Rule…

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