Revisions to Prohibitions and Restrictions on Proprietary Trading and Certain Interests in, and Relationships With, Hedge Funds and Private Equity Funds (Volcker rule)

Title:

Revisions to Prohibitions and Restrictions on Proprietary Trading and Certain Interests in, and Relationships With, Hedge Funds and Private Equity Funds (Volcker Rule)

Subject: Volcker Rule
Agency: FDIC, Federal Reserve, OCC
Status: Final rule
Summary:

The OCC, Board, FDIC, SEC, and CFTC are adopting final rules to amend the regulations implementing the Bank Holding Company Act’s prohibitions and restrictions on proprietary trading and certain interests in, and relationships with, hedge funds and private equity funds (commonly known as the Volcker Rule) in a manner consistent with the statutory amendments made pursuant to certain sections of the Economic Growth, Regulatory Relief, and Consumer Protection Act (EGRRCPA). The EGRRCPA amendments and the final rules exclude from these prohibitions and restrictions certain firms that have total consolidated assets equal to $10 billion or less and total trading assets and liabilities equal to five percent or less of total consolidated assets. The EGRRCPA amendments and the final rules also revise the restrictions applicable to the naming of a hedge fund or private equity fund to permit an investment adviser that is a banking entity to share a name with the fund under certain circumstances.

FR Doc:
Date proposed: December 21, 2018
Comments due date:

March 11, 2019 (Comments are due April 9, 2019, on the Paperwork Reduction Act burden estimates.)

Final rule effective date: Upon publication in the Federal Register (scheduled July 22, 2019)
Rule compliance date:
Agency release:

Joint Release/Agencies Invite Comment on a Proposal to Exclude Community Banks from the Volcker Rule

Related Reg Report item(s):

Twas the weekend before Christmas – and agencies present Volcker rule exclusion proposal for community banks

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