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Reaction to the New Volcker Rule: Not Enough, and Too Much

As has been widely reported, five federal agencies today issued final rules to implement Section 619 of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, a/k/a the “Volcker Rule.” The final rules prohibit insured depository institutions and companies affiliated with insured...

One Bank’s Reaction to Volcker Rule: A Big Charge to Earnings

Just days after the Federal Reserve and other bank regulatory agencies finalized the “Volcker Rule” under the Dodd-Frank Act, one large bank has reacted in a big way. Zions Bancorporation has determined that substantially all of its portfolio of bank and insurance trust preferred collateralized...