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Regulators’ Dangerous Plan to Carve Up the Volcker Rule
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Regulators’ Dangerous Plan to Carve Up the Volcker Rule

Author Gregg Gelzinis dissects a proposal that would carve up key elements of the Volker Rule and give more leeway for banks to engage in highly risky activities.

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  • Gregg Gelzinis

Recently, the five financial regulators responsible for implementing the Volcker Rule issued a proposal that would carve up key elements of the rule.

The changes would narrow definitions, expand certain exemptions and significantly reduce the requirements for banks to demonstrate compliance — giving them more leeway to engage in highly risky and conflicted activities. It is particularly dangerous to introduce more risk into the banking system at a time when regulators and legislators are reducing the resilience of the system by chipping away at several other post-crisis safeguards.

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Authors

Gregg Gelzinis

Associate Director