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New FAQ on Volcker Rule CEO Attestation Requirement

The five agencies that jointly issued the final Volcker Rule last December recently added to their existing list of “frequently asked questions” (FAQs) a new item addressing the attestation requirement applicable to CEOs of...more

Federal Reserve Issues Guidance on Implementation Plans and Other Enhanced Prudential Standards for Foreign Banking Organizations

On June 26, 2014, the Federal Reserve Board (“Board”) published on its website responses to frequently asked questions (“FAQs”) relating to enhanced prudential standards under Section 165 of the Dodd-Frank Act and its...more

A Many-Headed Hydra

The notorious regulation technically took effect on April 1. Covered entities must now pay closer attention to how they structure their trading activities, and their investments in fund-type vehicles. Perhaps not...more

Summary of Final Rule Imposing Enhanced Prudential Standards on FBOs

Last week, the Federal Reserve Board (the “Board”) issued its long-awaited final enhanced prudential rule (Regulation YY) under Section 165 of the Dodd-Frank Act (the “Final Rule”) for bank holding companies and foreign...more

The Volcker Rule and Capital Markets Offerings

Final regulations under the section of the Dodd-Frank Act known as the “Volcker Rule” were enacted in December 2013 (the “Final Rule”) by five federal financial regulatory agencies (collectively, the “Agencies”). The Volcker...more

A Proposal for Rebalancing US Supervision of Foreign Banking Organizations

The Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (“Board”) appears ready to propose rules to implement enhanced prudential capital and other standards for foreign banking organizations with banking operations in the...more

An Update on Preparing Living Wills for Foreign Banking Organizations — Exemptions and Important Strategy Considerations

This analysis updates a previous memo and incorporates advice we have received from the Federal Reserve Board (“FRB”) and the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (“FDIC”) regarding the preparation of living wills by covered...more

The Volcker Rule’s Impact on Foreign Banking Organizations

The Volcker Rule, as embodied in the Dodd-Frank Act and reflected in proposed regulations, generally prohibits “banking entities” from engaging in proprietary trading and from investing in or sponsoring private equity and...more

Extraterritoriality: The Volcker Rule

As the U.S. bank regulatory agencies continue their efforts to implement the Volcker Rule under increasing political pressure to stiffen the Rule’s requirements, it is worth revisiting how the Rule, in its current proposed...more

"Insights Special Edition: Dodd-Frank Rulemaking: Volcker Rule and SIFI Proposals: Hedge Fund and Private Equity Fund Sponsorship...

The Volcker Rule prohibits a banking entity from sponsoring or investing in a hedge fund or private equity fund, subject to certain exceptions. The proposed regulations expand the definitions of “hedge fund” and “private...more

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