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
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, 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
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
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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