The Volcker Rule: Impact of the Final Rule on Banking Institutions

WestLegalEdcenter Webcast

01/06/2014 01:00 p.m. - 02:00 p.m. EST

Banking + Financial Services, Corporate Finance | Capital Markets, Financial Institutions + Financial Services, Derivatives + Commodities, Investment Management, and Derivatives + Commodities Regulation

Oliver I. Ireland

Oliver I. Ireland


Alexa Powers
(212) 336-4312

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On December 10, 2013, the Federal Reserve, FDIC, OCC, SEC, and CFTC (the “Agencies”) issued the long-awaited final rule (“Final Rule”) construing the Volcker Rule. The Volcker Rule generally prohibits banking entities — a broad term that includes banks, bank holding companies, foreign banks treated as bank holding companies, and their respective affiliates — from (i) engaging in proprietary trading and (ii) acquiring or retaining ownership interests in, or acting as sponsors to, certain hedge funds and private equity funds (“covered funds”). The Final Rule makes significant changes from the Proposed Rule that was published in the Federal Register on November 7, 2011 (“Proposed Rule”), in response to the large number of comments received on the Proposed Rule. The purpose of this webcast is to summarize certain impacts of the Final Rule on banking institutions, including foreign banking organizations (FBOs). We shall address aspects of the Final Rule, including:

  • Exemption for Proprietary Trading
  • Fund Investment and Sponsorship
  • Impact on FBOs
  • Definition of a Covered Fund
  • Compliance Program
  • Conformance Period

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