Volcker Rule

MBA's 2019 Commercial/Multifamily Policy Priorities

MBA is working to shape Volker Rule reforms.

Overview: The Volcker Rule was enacted as part of the 2010 Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act. It generally prohibits any banking entity from engaging in proprietary trading or from acquiring or retaining an ownership interest in, sponsoring, or having certain relationships with a hedge fund or private equity fund (‘‘covered fund''), subject to certain exemptions. The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC), the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, the Securities and Exchange Commission and the Commodity Futures Trading Commission jointly issued final regulations to implement the Volcker Rule in 2013. 

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