Volcker Rule Regulations Issued: Understanding the Practical Implications for US and Foreign Banking Entities, Funds and Securitization Vehicles

January 21, 2014

The Volcker Rule is intended to limit risks to the financial system that Congress believes may be created by (i) proprietary trading operations of insured depository institutions, foreign banking entities with certain U.S. operations, and the affiliates of the foregoing entities (collectively, “banking entities”) through a set of “Trading Restrictions,” and (ii) investments and certain relationships between banking entities and private equity and hedge funds (which are referred to as “covered funds”) through a set of “Fund Restrictions.”

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