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Volcker Rule

The Volcker Rule and Wall Street's Pliant Media Plant

Raymond J. Learsy | Posted 04.16.2012 | Business
Raymond J. Learsy

There he goes again. Wall Street is fighting tooth and nail to emasculate the Dodd-Frank Bill, focusing its artillery on the Volcker Rule, namely those sections calling for the elimination of proprietary trading by banking institutions.

Alexander Eichler

Occupy The SEC Marches In Support Of A Strong Volcker Rule

HuffingtonPost.com | Alexander Eichler | Posted 02.14.2012 | Business

NEW YORK -- A crowd of some 60 people were milling outside the Federal Reserve Bank of New York in the Financial District Monday afternoon. They liste...

We Need a Strong Volcker Rule

Sen. Jeff Merkley | Posted 04.15.2012 | Politics
Sen. Jeff Merkley

Put simply, the Volcker Rule takes deposit-taking, loan-making banks out of the business of high-risk, conflict-ridden trading -- leaving that to the hedge funds, if they choose to do it.

Marcus Baram

Volcker Rule Needs To Be Tougher, Former Citi Chair John Reed Says

HuffingtonPost.com | Marcus Baram | Posted 02.14.2012 | Business

Amid the hue and cry on Wall Street that the Volcker rule goes too far to restrict banking activities, the former CEO of one giant bank thinks that th...

Mark Gongloff

Wall Street Fears Volcker Rule Will Force Testosterone Monitoring

HuffingtonPost.com | Mark Gongloff | Posted 02.13.2012 | Business

It will hurt big banks and small banks, foreign banks and domestic banks, state and local governments, big corporations and the poor. It may well make...

'Not So': Volcker Responds To Critics Who Say His Rule Will Wreak Havoc On Banks

The Huffington Post | Mark Gongloff | Posted 02.13.2012 | Business

Paul Volcker has two words for the people who say the new banking-sector rule that bears his name is going to wreak havoc on the financial system: "No...

Protect Taxpayers Now With a Strong Volcker Rule

Dennis M. Kelleher | Posted 04.14.2012 | Business
Dennis M. Kelleher

The argument for the Volcker Rule is obvious -- we shouldn't allow risky bets that pay enormous bonuses to bankers if they work, but stick taxpayers with the bill if they fail.

Seven And A Half Things To Know: Volcker Monday, Zombie Bank Accounts and Billboard Houses

The Huffington Post | Mark Gongloff | Posted 02.13.2012 | Business

There are a million stories in the naked city, but only seven and a half things you need to know today. Here they are: Thing One: Greece On Fir...

Seven And A Half Things To Know: Income Gap, Whining Wall Street, Charlie Bit The Interwebs

The Huffington Post | Mark Gongloff | Posted 02.10.2012 | Business

Eight days a week are not enough to show I care, but seven and a half things are all you need to know today. Here they are: Thing One: Income I...

Goldman Official: Controversial Regulation May Actually Help Bank's Profitability

Reuters | Posted 04.09.2012 | Business

* Rule might help Goldman's return on equity - CFO * Banks can buy lower, sell higher to reflect risk * Quicker asset tu...

Signs At Major Bank That Wall Street Still Fears The Volcker Rule

The Huffington Post | Jillian Berman | Posted 01.30.2012 | Business

Financial reform might just be reforming finance. Citigroup is shuttering its proprietary trading desk -- a unit that makes bets with the firm's ow...

Wall Street Lobbyists Could Severely Weaken Derivative Regulation

The Huffington Post | Alexander Eichler | Posted 01.30.2012 | Business

Wall Street lobbyists are trying hard to weaken the extent to which the government can police a practice that played a central role in the 2008 financ...

Marcus Baram

Volcker Rule Limps To Finish Line

HuffingtonPost.com | Marcus Baram | Posted 01.18.2012 | Business

"The Watchdog" is back off the leash, with more bark and bite. After a six-month break to focus on some other duties here at HuffPost, I'm happy to be...

Controversial Financial Reform Measure Could Hurt Venture Capital, Bank Says

Reuters | Posted 03.13.2012 | Business

By Dave Clarke WASHINGTON (Reuters) - While Wall Street giants fight to get regulators to loosen the broad trading restrictions of the ...

Japan Worried About Impact Of Controversial U.S. Financial Reform

Reuters | Posted 03.13.2012 | Business

* Japan worried rule could raise costs of trading JGBs * Also concerned about more U.S. control over Japan banks * Also ...

Ben Hallman

Is White House Chief Jack Lew's Banking Background Bad News For Financial Reform?

HuffingtonPost.com | Ben Hallman | Posted 01.11.2012 | Business

As President Barack Obama's new White House chief of staff, ex-banker Jacob Lew assumes a powerful position at the height of a Washington battle over ...

Fed Says It Will Give Public More Time To Weigh In On Volcker Rule UPDATE

The Huffington Post | Alexander Eichler | Posted 12.23.2011 | Business

Regulators are giving interested parties more time to weigh in on a major and controversial provision of financial reform legislation, even as a choru...

2012 Predictions: What to Expect in Capital Markets

John Bates | Posted 02.12.2012 | Business
John Bates

Here are nine capital markets predictions for 2012.

Banks: Without More Leeway, Volcker Rule Will Force 'Fire Sales'

Posted 12.07.2011 | Business

U.S. banks want regulators to give them more time to liquidate investments in certain private equity funds under the Volcker rule, arguing that wi...

Alexander Eichler

'Occupy The SEC' Scrutinizes Volcker Rule For Loopholes

HuffingtonPost.com | Alexander Eichler | Posted 11.19.2011 | Business

NEW YORK -- A handful of protesters at Occupy Wall Street are doing what the authors of a complex piece of financial legislation may have hoped no one...

Beating Global Regulators to the Finish Line

John Bates | Posted 01.17.2012 | Business
John Bates

Banks and financial services firms are not far away from realizing that they need to think like regulators, taking control of internal surveillance and compliance before regulators make them do it.

Paul Volcker: Volcker Rule Too Complicated

Posted 01.09.2012 | Business

The Volcker rule is too long and complicated and financial lobbyists are to blame, said the man who gave his name to the new regulation on bank tr...

The European Agreement Offers Other People's Money

Georges Ugeux | Posted 12.27.2011 | Business
Georges Ugeux

The simple notion that China might be part of that new fund is sending waves throughout Europe. Does Europe need the IMF and China to resolve a $500 billion problem?

Wall Street Is Still Out of Control -- Obama Should Call for Glass-Steagall and a Breakup of Big Banks

Robert Reich | Posted 12.26.2011 | Business
Robert Reich

Next week President Obama travels to Wall Street where he'll demand that financial regulations be strengthened and big banks be broken up. I'm kidding. But that would be a smart move -- politically and economically.

Volcker Rule So Complex Even Volcker Says He Doesn't Like It

The New York Times | James B. Stewart | Posted 12.22.2011 | Business

When Paul Volcker called for new rules in 2009 to curb risk-taking by banks, and thus avoid making taxpayers liable in the future for the kind of reck...