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  • Industry: Financial Services, Private Equity (PE)
  • Type: White paper
  • Date: 4/24/2012

Overview of the financial industry’s response to the Volcker Rule 

KPMG provides a synopsis of some of the key issues and themes that have emerged following a detailed examination of the formal responses to the proposed regulations for the Volcker Rule from a wide range of investment banks, industry associations and other influential players. We provide this report in hope it helps our member firms' clients better understand scope of this regulation, its potential impact on their business and what measure may need to be contemplated in order to comply.
Overview of the financial industry’s response to the Volcker Rule
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Named after former Federal Reserve Chairman Paul Volcker, the Volcker Rule is Section 619 of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act. The rule contains two primary components:

  • a prohibition on proprietary trading, with allowances for activities such as market-making, underwriting and the hedging and trading of government securities
  • a prohibition on investing in or sponsoring hedge funds and private equity funds.


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