Exploring the Volcker Rule’s Effect on Banks: WSJ Video Interview
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The “Volcker Rule,” which is a key component of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, prohibits any “banking entity” from engaging in proprietary trading, or sponsoring or investing in a hedge fund or private equity fund. It also requires systemically important nonbank financial companies to carry additional capital and comply with certain other quantitative limits on such activities, although it does not expressly prohibit them.